Monthly Newsletter | September 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 Closed for Labor Day
The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7,
for Labor Day. Have a great holiday weekend!

Hours and Services at the Library
The Library continues to be open for the following hours and services:
  • Browsing the Collection: Monday through Friday, 2 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, 2 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 2 p.m. 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 Human Book Online
Sedona Public Library is pleased to collaborate with the Sedona International City of Peace and Rotary Club of Sedona for the fourth Sedona Human Library event, on Sunday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a free, public event--and this year it will be held live on Zoom.
The event is part of the Human Library project, a worldwide movement for social change that is now local. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to listen to amazing stories told by 26 courageous "human books," members of our community who have struggled with societal judgments and stigmas. By engaging in dialogue with them, you can gain understanding and expand your awareness of the limitations you may have set for yourself.

Human books who will be available include the following titles: From Cocaine to Cuisine, Gay and Christian, Transcending the Trauma of Paralysis, Wealthy and Abused, and Inter-Tribal Discrimination.

Complete registration and selection instructions for this online event will be provided after September 1 on the Sedona International City of Peace Facebook page. For more information about the event, contact Suzanne Miller at 52peonies@gmail.com.
New StoryWalk Book at Sunset Park
The new StoryWalk book is here! The Library's youth services department is excited to present "Thank You, Omu!" written and illustrated by Oge Mora. Enjoy a story and stroll at Sunset Park, 655 Sunset Drive, in Sedona.  

StoryWalk is a safe activity for all ages to enjoy. Get some fresh air outdoors, learn how to say "thank you" in another language, and read "Thank You, Omu!" published by Little, Brown and Company. The StoryWalk trail is a paved, half-mile accessible path perfect for walking and reading. The first page of "Thank You, Omu!" is located by the Toddler Playground. Find the numbers in order to read the story, and don't miss the activity prompts and tips in English and Spanish.

"Thank You, Omu!" is a heartwarming story about community, giving, and friendship. "Omu" is pronounced "Ah-Moo'" and means "queen" in the Igbo language of Nigeria. Oge Mora's cut-paper collage illustrations complement the story beautifully.

"Thank You, Omu!" was a Caldecott Honor book, a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient, and a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice Pick. Oge Mora is truly gifted, and we hope you enjoy the new StoryWalk and like "Thank You, Omu!" as much as we do.
Ancestry Access Extended through September
Home access to Ancestry's genealogical research tools has been extended! 

Ancestry is normally accessible from library computers only but is temporarily available for in-home use through the end of September. 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.
Library News from the Village 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to reopen the library in phases. Here are answers to your frequently asked questions about Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V):

What are the hours for SPL-V?
Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Days and hours are subject to change.

How can I place holds?
Place your holds online at sedonalibrary.org, or call the library if you need assistance.

When can I pick up my holds?
When you have been notified that your holds are available and you are ready to pick them up, come to the door and give us your name. While it is not necessary to call in advance, it expedites the process if you are picking up several items. Please keep in mind that it may take longer to fulfill your holds because many libraries are open with restricted hours and limited staff.

When can I return items?
Return items when we are open, or use the book return when we are closed. Note that your items may not be checked in right away; each library has a policy to quarantine returns.

Can I renew an item?
You can renew an item online if it is not on hold for another patron. Contact the library if you need assistance.

Can I come in to browse the collection?
We do not have a browsing collection available at this time. We will be happy to assist you with placing your holds.

Do you have computers available?
We currently have three computers available for public use. Computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes. You may print from a patron computer; cost is 10 cents per page. Wearing masks is required to enter the building.

Can I make copies and fax?
Yes. Copies are 10 cents per page for black-and-white copies; we do not have a color printer. Faxing costs $1 per page. Please have the correct change.

Do you have Wi-Fi if I bring my own computer?
Wi-Fi is available outside. Please see staff for the password.
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