Monthly Newsletter | June 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
Services Available at the Library 
We're gradually reopening and are now offering curbside holds pickup and computer and Wi-Fi use during limited hours. Library staff is deeply grateful for the ongoing support and cooperation of the community. With your help, the Library will continue to expand services in a safe and orderly manner in the coming weeks. Maximum number of people allowed in the buildings will be determined by social distancing guidelines.

During the next phase (once all protective supplies are in place), we will add both browsing the collection and self-checkout during the afternoon hours at the main library.  Please check our website regularly for the start date for additional services and hours.

Curbside Holds Pickup:

SEDONA PUBLIC LIBRARY--parking lot pickup:
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for details.

The book drop is open if you'd like to return your items.

VILLAGE LIBRARY--front door pickup:
Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for details.

The book drop in the Village is temporarily closed. You may leave your returns on the cart outside when we are open, or use the book drop at the main library.

Computer and Wi-Fi Access:

Monday through Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Masks are required!

Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masks are required!
More Ebooks and Audiobooks Now Available!
Sedona Public Library cardholders can now borrow OverDrive titles from five partnering Arizona libraries and networks:  Tempe Public Library,  Yuma County Library District,  Cochise County Library District,  Little Libraries That Could Consortium, and  Southwest Valley Library Consortium.

With this exciting new service, you have 75,000 unique digital books to choose from, including titles in a broad range of subjects. You can check out your ebooks and audiobooks using a web browser or with the Libby app on a mobile device. 

Also, checkouts at one partner library do not impact borrowing limits at another partner library, and if you see a title listed on a partner OverDrive site, it's available to check out! There is no option for a hold. There may be other lending guidelines determined by the partner library.

For more information and easy setup instructions, just click here. Happy reading! 
Bookstore Reopens
The Friends of the Library bookstore is reopening on Monday, June 1! The store will resume its usual hours, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced!

Questions? Call the bookstore at 928-282-7714, ext. 127.
StoryWalk, Summer Reading, and More for Youth!
The Library's youth services department is excited to present these activities in June:
  • The new StoryWalk book just went up! Begin at the Sunset Park toddler playground and enjoy a 15-minute stroll and story.
Braelyn found the caterpillar!
  • The 2020 Summer Reading challenge has started! Can you read or listen to books for 1,000 minutes during June and July? The Library will help you keep track. Starting June 1, click on the Summer Reading button on Sedona Public Library's website to get started. Both online and paper tracking options are available. For paper reading logs with stickers and added activities, call the Library's youth department and arrange for a curbside or afternoon pickup: 928-282-7714, ext. 119. Summer Reading packets are also being distributed at food-sharing and other venues around Sedona.
What's Happening at the Library

We've been busy! Since February, we have:
  • Filled holds for approximately 1,000 patrons with our new curbside holds pickup service
  • Received funding to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots to check out to our patrons
  • Installed all-new public computers in our West Sedona location
  • Introduced digital library cards and welcomed 65 new users
  • Disinfected our buildings and acquired CDC-recommended COVID-19 protective materials for the safety of our visitors and staff
  • Been awarded new video recording equipment for improved digital program creation
  • Checked out more than 10,160 digital books and downloadable audiobooks
  • Had carpets and floors cleaned
  • Purchased (and will install) acrylic counter shields
  • Instituted a three-day quarantine on returned items
  • Been awarded new Chromebook laptops to make available for patrons
  • Installed a new StoryWalk story at Sunset Park: "Little Green," by Keith Baker
We do it all for you, and we couldn't do it without you, and your support!
Village Library Grateful for Support 
Thanks to our community for continuing to support library services in the Village of Oak Creek during these challenging times.

Our patrons were most generous on Library Giving Day, April 23. 

On April 27, Clark's Market designated Sedona Public Library in the Village as the recipient of their Non-Profit Monday program. While maintaining social distancing, library staff spent the day in Clark's meeting and greeting shoppers and collecting receipts. Thanks to Dave Miller, store manager, and the employees of Clark's for encouraging shoppers to support the Library. Total receipts exceeded $1,600--all for the Village library!

Without you, we would not be able to offer library programs and services in the Village of Oak Creek. We look forward to seeing you at Sedona Public Library in the Village soon.
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