Monthly Newsletter | August 2020



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Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Bell Rock Plaza
Suite 51 A
Sedona AZ 86351
Hours and Services at the Library 
Beginning Monday, August 3, the Library will be open for the following hours and services:
  • Browsing the Collection: Monday through Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. only. Browse the collection and check out the items you've chosen, as well as check out your items on hold.
  • Computer Use and Indoor Wi-Fi Access: Monday through Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. only. Outside Wi-Fi access available 24/7 with password splsplspl.
  • Parking Lot Pickup: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. To pick up items available on hold, call 928-282-7714, option 2, from the parking lot and give us your library card number and PIN. Items will be checked out and brought to you.
Please know that our top priority is to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone. Wearing masks is required in the Library.

Note that if you are using the book return at the main library or SPL-V or are returning library materials to another library in the Yavapai Library Network, your items may not be checked in right away. Each library has a policy to quarantine returns.
The Friends Bookstore Is Open!
The Friends of the Sedona Library bookstore, adjacent to the main library on White Bear Road, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Browse the store to discover the best used book selection in the area, carefully curated by a team of hard-working volunteers. And don't miss the buy-one, get-one-free sale through August on all fiction books!

To help keep everyone safe, please wear a mask and maintain social distancing in the store. We hope to see you soon at the Friends used bookstore!
Youth Services Staff Update
Farewell, Karen!

We wish bon voyage to outgoing youth services librarian  Karen Mack . Karen accomplished so much during her ten years of service at the Library. She is moving from Sedona, and we wish her the very best as she opens a new chapter in her life. We'll miss you, Karen!

Welcome, Viviane!

The Library is pleased to welcome Viviane Kraus as our new youth services librarian. She has been a librarian for 12 years, most recently at West Sedona School, and she looks forward to serving the library needs of Sedona youth and their caregivers.
New Movies on Kanopy
Kanopy, the Library's free streaming video service, is continually adding new selections. During the past month, Kanopy has added over 120 new films for you to choose from. 

Here are a few highlights from July:
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An eye-opening journey through wealth and power, this film shines a new light on the world's growing inequalities.
  • Marjorie Prime: In 2050, 86-year-old Marjorie spends her final days with a computerized version of her deceased husband.
  • Wild Nights with Emily: An historical drama that explores a little-known side of Emily Dickinson's life.
  • Transsiberian: Set on the legendary train as it travels from China to Moscow, this drama follows an American couple who find themselves embroiled in a murderous plot.
To access Kanopy on your home computer or with the Kanopy app on mobile devices, visit this page
Nuevos Libros en Español
Les estamos presentado la lectura de verano para disfrutar leyendo en español. Son algunos de los nuevos libros que puede reservar.

  • Elísabet Benavent es una autora bestseller, y escribe novelas románticas, graciosas, bien detallada y con personajes bien caracterizados. Puede leer de la biblioteca los libros Fuimos canciones, Un Cuento Perfecto, y Toda la Verdad de Mis Mentiras.
  • Javier Castillo es un escritor de libros de suspenso y la biblioteca tiene de este autor El Día Que Se Perdió El Amor, y Todo Lo Que Sucedió con Miranda Huff. Son dos ficciones psicológicas y misteriosas.
  • La novela La Casa de Modas de Julia Krohn es una literatura con narrativa contemporánea y localizada en Francia y Alemania. Las tres mujeres de la novela luchan por sus sueños de ser diseñadoras de moda.
  • Juan Gómez-Jurado ha escrito dos libros muy emocionantes en una serie, Reina Roja y Loba Negra. Estos dos thrillers les va encantar con el trabajo de la detective Antonia Scott.
Los esperamos y por favor pregúntenos si tiene dudas.
Library News from the Village 
Sedona Public Library in the Village hours are Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Starting Thursday, August 6, SPL-V will offer the following services:
  • Holly Mason takes advantage of the 24/7 book return
    Holds Pickup
    : When you have been notified that your holds are available and you are ready to pick them up, come to the door and give us your name. While it is not necessary to call in advance, it expedites the process if you are picking up several items.
  • Computer Use: We currently have three computers for public use. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis. Masks are required, and computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes.
  • Wi-Fi Access: If you bring your own laptop, you will need to use the Wi-Fi outside. Please see staff for the Wi-Fi password.
Thanks for your continuing support for library services in the Village of Oak Creek. We appreciate your kind words and have enjoyed the delicious treats. The masks you donated have been put to good use.
Did You Know?
You can access Ancestry's genealogical research tools from your home computer! Ancestry is normally accessible from library computers only but is temporarily available for in-home use through the end of August.
To get started using Ancestry, visit our Tools and Databases page, click the Ancestry Library Edition button under Genealogy and History, and enter your library card number and PIN.
Survey about Tool Lending Library
The Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance is conducting a feasibility study to determine the need for a tool library within the Verde Valley region. A tool lending library is like a regular library, except instead of lending out books, it lends out tools. To participate in the feasibility study, please complete this short survey
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