Monthly Newsletter | May 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
Library Closure Update
The Library will remain closed until further notice.
  • Please do not worry about due dates or renewing your books--due dates have been extended, and fines will not be charged when items are returned.
  • Pick-up dates for holds have been extended, and your items will be on the shelf for you when we reopen.
  • Book drops are currently closed. You do not need to return materials until we are back in full operation.
  • Interlibrary loans currently at the Library will be available when we reopen; no new requests are being accepted at this time.
  • While the Library is closed, you can access our digital collections from your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Borrow ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, stream movies, and read digital magazines for free.
We look forward to welcoming you back when the Library reopens!
Library Giving Day a Huge Success!
A shout-out to all of our donors, poets, readers, volunteers, and staff who helped celebrate Library Giving Day and National Poetry Month on April 23! 

Our annual giving campaign was supported by 155 donors who contributed $54,000--thank you! And, our first annual Pop-Up Poetry Online Festival brought 25 poets and poetry readers to our Facebook page, who were enjoyed by hundreds of viewers--thank you! 

We are proud to have provided some fun and celebration during these difficult days, and we are grateful that you joined us with your support and creativity. Thanks so much, and remember, your support is always welcome. Visit our donate page to make a gift.
Sign Up for an Online Library Card
Want to use the Library's digital resources but don't have a library card? No problem! If you live in Yavapai or Coconino County, you can get an online card while the Library is closed.

Visit our website to start the library card application. We'll get back to you with your new library card number and PIN.

Your card will give you access to all of our online resources for six months. You'll need to come in to the Library, once we reopen, to update your account and pick up your library card if you want to check out books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks on CD, and more.
Story Time Is Online and at Sunset Park!
Missing story time at the Library? Take advantage of these opportunities to engage and entertain your kids while the Library is closed.

Visit our youth services webpage to watch story time online! Join Miss Marcia as she reads the classic picture book "Caps for Sale," listen to Miss Karen tell a Friday fairy story, meet the story time gang, and more. Songs, sign language, and stories your kids will love are all a part of story time online.

Need more stories? The Library also offers TumbleBooks and TumbleMath--animated, talking picture books you can access from home. Go to our TumbleBooks page to get started.

StoryWalk author Jennifer Ward at Sunset Park

And try a little trail reading! Sedona Library's StoryWalk offers youth an outdoor reading adventure. The first page of the story begins near the toddler playground at Sunset Park, 655 Sunset Drive. A new picture book is featured every three months.
Stay Connected from Home
Even when you're sheltering in place, you can still take advantage of a wealth of library services from the comfort of your own home. Sedona Public Library provides a host of digital offerings, from ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, to popular magazines and streaming movies, to animated children's books, and more.

To access the Library's digital collections, visit our Stay Connected webpage. You'll see links to popular digital services and to a selection of websites offering a variety of ways to keep yourself entertained at home.

You'll find many educational opportunities on our Tools and Databases page. Learn a foreign language with Mango, research your family tree with Ancestry, or take an online course in hundreds of subjects with Universal Class.
Library News from the Village
  • Copy machine: When SPL-V reopens, we'll have even more services! We now have a self-service copy machine. Black-and-white copies are 10 cents per page. You can also use the Library Document Station to print from library computers and to scan documents. The cost for printing is 10 cents per page. Additionally, we offer fax services at $1 per page. 
  • Arizona Humanities Speaker programs: We are scheduling Arizona Humanities programs for next year and need your assistance. Visit this page to review speakers and topics. Please send your program suggestions to voc@sedonalibrary.org. Thanks for your input. 
Sedona Public Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Please support library services in VOC by designating your donation for Sedona Public Library in the Village. Visit the Library's website to make an online donation.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support of the City of Sedona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, businesses, foundations, and individuals like you. You can support your public library with a charitable tax-deductible donation. Click here for more information."
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