Monthly Newsletter | October 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
Sedona Public Library hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon for delivery of holds in the parking lot and from noon to 5 p.m. for services inside the building.
  • Browsing the Collection: Monday through Friday, noon 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, noon 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 noon 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.
Check Out a Wi-Fi Hotspot or Laptop
The Library is pleased to announce the launch of Tech2Go, a free technology lending service. With Tech2Go, Sedona Library cardholders who are 18 and older can check out Wi-Fi hotspots and Chromebook laptops for use at home or on the go.

Wi-Fi hotspots allow portable, wireless access to the Internet on your tablet, smartphone, or laptop computer. They can be used anywhere that free Internet access is not available. Chromebooks are easy-to-use, lightweight laptops that run the Chrome operating system.

For complete details about borrowing a Wi-Fi hotspot, visit this page. More information about borrowing a Chromebook will be available soon on our website. 
Spooktacular 2020 Is Online!
This year, the Library's Spooktacular celebration is going online! Everyone is invited to enjoy the fun on Facebook and YouTube on Friday, October 30. Prepare for a day of pop-up spooky readings with poems, riddles, stories, jokes, and more! We're hosting a photo contest, so sharpen your selfie skills, and we'll have story times with special guests.

So much has been cancelled this year, but as your 24/7 library, we make our services and collection available online! Please participate in this year's Spooktacular, and please consider supporting your library and the technology and online programming we offer.

More information about Spooktacular is available here.
Sale at the Friends Book Store
For the entire month of October, take advantage of the huge sale at the Friends of the Sedona Library Book Store, located right next to the Library on White Bear Road.

All fiction is buy one, get one free! And gardening, self-help, and reference books are half price. The store sells a large selection of used books and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donations of books are accepted during regular hours.
Feel the Beat! Music with Annette Is Now Online
While Annette Foldes' in-person music program for youth is on hold for now, you can still enjoy her "Music Everywhere with Annette!" videos. These videos were born of Annette's desire to remain connected with the many families she has presented her program to on the first Thursday of the month over the last seven years. "And hopefully," Annette says, "to connect with some new families, as well!"

Sing and bop along with these unique music videos in which Annette combines her professional experience as an award-winning television host and producer with her many years as a music educator and performer. A new video is posted on the Library's Facebook page the first Thursday of every month, and "Music Everywhere with Annette!" videos are always available by visiting the Library's Youth Services web page.
Library News from the Village 
Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V) is once again open five days a week! Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gwen Griffin using computer at SPL-V

As we are gradually reopening, please know that our top priority is to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone. Wearing masks is required to enter the Library. Maintain social distancing when waiting to pick up your holds or when you are inside the building.

Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you at the Village library soon!
Get Free Tech Support Provided by Arizona Librarians!

Need technical support for your computer or mobile devices? You can now get one-on-one phone support free of charge through the Arizona Libraries Tech Access Phoneline (AZ LibTAP).

AZ LibTAP is a team of library staff from five different libraries, supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Anyone from anywhere in the state can call and receive help getting online or using technology.

To make an appointment, call or text 602-529-1519, send an email to azlibtap@gmail.com, or fill out the appointment form on the AZ LibTAP website.
Ancestry Access Extended through End of Year
Home access to Ancestry's genealogical research tools has been extended again! Ancestry is normally accessible from library computers only but is temporarily available for in-home use through December 31. 

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.
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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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