Sedona Public Library
June 2014
Summer Reading Gears Up
Free Health Screening
Movies in June
New Westerns
Changes to Arizona State Library Databases.
Library Events in the Village
Change to Popular Collection
Annual Board of Trustees Meeting



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 Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite C102
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Summer Reading Gears Up
The Library is a great destination for families during June and July. With our summer reading program, we do our best to keep our youngest Sedonans reading and listening to terrific stories. We also offer engaging events such as:
  • Game Day!  June 5.  1 to 4 p.m. All ages.
  • Magical Michael Steele, June 11. 1 p.m. Ages 4 and up.
  • Chess, every Friday in June and July. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All ages, all levels.
  • Story Time, every Thursday. 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 through 5.
  • Saturday Story Time and Craft, 11 a.m. Ages 3 and up.
  • Tech Tuesdays, June 17 and 24. 2 p.m. Ages 7 and up.
  • 3D printer demonstration and more fun tech to explore, June 18. 1 to 3 p.m. All ages.
  • Fratello Marionettes, June 25. 11 a.m. Ages 4 and up.
Pick up the full calendar of events in the Children's Room.
Free Health Screening
Don't miss the free health screening taking place on Tuesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. Funded through a generous grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation and provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
Movies in June
Come check out these entertaining films showing Monday nights in June at 6 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room:
  • June 2: Latino Services presents Gloria, Chile's entry at the Oscars for best foreign film.
  • June 9: The Monuments Men, about a crew of art historians and museum curators uniting to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis.
  • June 16: Philomena, based on the poignant true story of an Irishwoman's search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption.
  • June 23: The Iran Job, a documentary that follows an American basketball player during a season playing for a professional team in Iran.  
  • June 30: Her, winner of the Academy Award for best original screenplay. 
New Westerns

Thanks to a generous donation of paperbacks in excellent condition, we have added several dozen westerns to the new books collection. Authors include Max Braun, Max Brand, and Ralph Compton. If you are a fan of westerns, browse the new section and take home some great summer reading!  
Changes to Arizona State Library Databases
Beginning on July 1, 2014, the Arizona State Library will be providing a new collection of databases that will replace its current collection. Examples of online resources the State Library will no longer offer are MasterFile Premier, Consumer Reports, and MedlinePlus. The new collection will consist of 22 different database products, including Britannica Online, the library edition of, and Chilton's car repair database.

The Yavapai County Library District will continue to supply other databases, including, Mango, Universal Class, and Zinio. You can access all of Sedona Library's state- and county-provided databases by clicking here.

Library Events in the Village
Shadow of the Arch, 
by Bill Belvin
  • Rotating Artists Program: "Natural Wonders of the Southwest," the photography of Bill and Elaine Belvin, will be featured during June.
  • Accelerated Reader (AR): Students from Big Park School may take AR quizzes at SPL-V. Students will need their user name and password to access the AR database.
  • Community Book Discussion: Join the community book discussion at Sedona Winds Retirement Community on Monday, June 23.  The group will discuss the classic "White Fang," by Jack London.  Pick up your loaner copy at SPL-V. The book is also available in large print and e-book formats. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V. 

Change to Popular Collection
To help with long wait lists for new materials, the Library has offered a first-come, first-serve collection of newly released books, DVDs, and CD books, which we call our popular collection. Any Yavapai Library Network cardholder can browse this collection and take home one pink-tape popular DVD plus a popular book and an audiobook. To ensure that popular items are available, we have not allowed them to be reserved by patrons of any library in the county, even Sedona patrons. Other county libraries have similar, non-holdable collections of new items.

Recently, the Yavapai Library Network changed its resource sharing policy so that all member libraries, including Sedona Library, will now allow reserves on ALL new titles purchased. Only additional copies of a title that a library acquires can be included in a first-come, first-serve collection such as our popular collection.

We will continue to order extra copies of the most in-demand books and DVDs to stock the popular section. However, since the collection will not include titles for which we have only one copy, we must unfortunately reduce the size of our popular collection. You can help by donating your new books when you've finished reading them!
Annual Board of Trustees Meeting
Sedona Public Library's Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Si Birch Community Room at the Library. The meeting is open to the general public. At this meeting, installation of new trustees will take place, and annual reports of the president, treasurer, and library director will be submitted for approval.
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