Sedona Public Library
May 2013
Library Closed for Holiday
Borrow a NOOK
Health Screening Scheduled in May
Awards Luncheon Honors Volunteers
Youth Services Activities
May Exhibits at the Library
Upcoming Events at SPL in the Village
Foundation Directory Online



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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
Library Closed for Holiday
Holiday Memorial Day
Sedona Public Library will be closed all day
on Monday, May 27, to observe Memorial Day.
Borrow a NOOK  

Sedona Public Library and SPL in the Village have 10 pre-loaded NOOKs available for patrons to check out. Patrons 18 and older with a library card from the Yavapai Library Network may borrow a pre-loaded NOOK Simple Touch for up to three weeks. The NOOKs feature 22 best-selling titles such as Gone Girl, Wild, and Killing Lincoln. For Spanish speakers, we're offering a pre-loaded NOOK with books in Spanish.

When you are ready to borrow a NOOK from the Library, stop by the reference desk with your library card. Allow 5 to 10 minutes to complete the NOOK loan agreement and for staff to show you how to use the device. The Library invites you to be among the first to check out a NOOK.

Health Screening Scheduled in May
Back by popular demand, a health screening has been scheduled on Monday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
Awards Luncheon Honors Volunteers
Volunteer Luncheon 1
Hiro, Don, Ross, Richard
Volunteer luncheon 3
On Sunday, April 14, the Library thanked our volunteers with a fabulous fifties-themed luncheon featuring burgers, hot dogs, root beer floats, and strawberry sundaes. Awards were presented for 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and 30 years of service. Collapsible water bottles with the Library's logo were given as thank-you gifts. Drawings for book baskets and gift cards rounded out the day.

Pictured are six of our many exceptional volunteers: Hiro Miyakawa, 10 years; Don Schwartzmiller and Ross Skiver, 15 years; Richard Sauk, 5 years; Sonya Landholm, 15 years; and Nina Strauss, 30 years (our longest-serving volunteer). Other longtime volunteers honored were: Tricia Egger, 5 years; Dennis Elliot, 10 years; Diane Schwilling, 10 years; and Mary Stanley, 10 years.

If you are interested in volunteering, click here or stop in and ask for a volunteer application form.
Youth Services Activities
  • Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m.: Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, author of the children's book The Three Sedonas and the great-granddaughter of Sedona Schnebly, is looking forward to speaking with a group of local fourth- and fifth-grade students. This program is open to the public, as space permits.
  • The "Dig into Reading!" summer reading program, for children from newborn to 12 years, will start on Saturday, June 1. Sign up for the program either online or in person anytime after May 20. Rumor has it a dinosaur may be visiting in May!
  • Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m.: Chuck Cheesman dance party and a puppet show in the Si Birch Community Room. Free fun for all ages!
  • Teens, S.L.O.T.H.A.Z. needs you! Friends don't let friends turn into zombies. Join the fight against brain-eating summer boredom. Ready? Coming soon!
May Exhibits at the Library
ImagiVenture Foundation in Sedona will be presenting an art exhibit that examines the social impact of guns and children. The Guns/Children Exhibition will open May 10 at the Library and run through the end of the first week in June. The exhibit will feature visual artwork and performance art. An opening night reception will be held at the Library on May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., and a community discussion will take place on May 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Si Birch room. For more information, click here to go to ImagiVenture's website.

Also, be sure to stop by the Library to look at the wildflower display. It will continue through this week and could stay up even longer if the weather cooperates.
Upcoming Events at SPL in the Village
Butterfly Photo by Eric Gofreed
Photo by Eric Gofreed
  • Tuesday, May 14: Eric Gofreed's display of bird, bug, and macro-photography opens at Sedona Public Library in the Village. Artist's reception at SPL-V will be Wednesday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through July 13.
  • Wednesday, May 22: Arizona Humanities Council speaker program begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Join guest lecturer Wayne Ranney as he retraces the steps of Martha Summerhayes in the Arizona Territory during the 1870s. Program is free and open to the public. Following the presentation, books for the community book discussion in June will be available.

If you would like more information about these programs or need directions to SPL-V in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or  

Foundation Directory Online

Nonprofit organizations seeking grants can access Foundation Directory Online (FDO) at the Library. Developed by the Foundation Center, an organization founded to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy, FDO is the nation's leading online resource for funding research. Updated regularly, FDO provides the most accurate details available on funders and their grants. To use FDO at the Library, ask for details at the reference desk.

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