April 2022
Explore early literacy through creative play stations and sensory toys.

Learning through play is important and can help young children be ready for school and encourage their imagination.

Come and connect with other toddlers and families.

Ages 0-5 recommended. 
Story Time at SPL in the Village!

Join Miss Marcia and Miss Lori at SPL in the Village for Story Time! She'll introduce new characters, authors, and illustrators each week.

Attending Story Time helps children work on language development and listening skills.

Best suited for children ages 0-5.
Enjoy the outdoors and fresh air with Miss Marcia for stories, fun, finger plays, and more at Sunset Park. Learn a new song to sing with your child! Miss Marcia has a song for almost everything.

Recommended for ages 4 - 8, but all ages are welcome. Bring your own blanket. While there, enjoy the StoryWalk and the Little Free Library.
Join Miss Harta from Sedona Wellness Drumming for a percussion morning in Youth Services at the main Library!

Children and their parents will explore rhythms with music and movement. They can play along with literacy tools like drums, shakers, rattles, and more!

Best for ages 0-5.
Youth Services recently received a Launching School Readiness grant so that we can offer early literacy education with Playaway Launchpads.

Launchpads are devices that teach early literacy skills to children. Reading Academy Launchpads make it fun and easy for kids to jump in at their current reading level and advance from there. Five reading levels are available. Come check one out today!

The project is supported with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Footprints and poop - ew! But how fun!

Join Al Cornell from Verde Valley Search and Rescue to learn all about how to identify animal tracks and scat (poop!) while out in the forest. Al will bring specimens (ew!) to view and to touch with care! You'll learn all about lots of local animals.

All are welcome to this fun and not-so-smelly event!
Julie Mercadante, a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist, from Juniper Speech Therapy, provides speech, language, and feeding therapy to children of all ages. Come hear her best tips on how to introduce solids to your infant, encourage positive and nurturing mealtimes, and raise healthy and happy eaters!

Parents and children welcome.
The weather is perfect for StoryWalk at Sunset Park!

Come walk and read Flight School, written and illustrated by Lita Judge.

Read along and follow this adorable penguin who is determined to fly!
We've got STEAM gadgets galore!

Explore Makey Makey, Keva Blocks, and other STEAM-related activities at STEAM Tinker Time in the Youth Services Department.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! OH MY!

Wednesday, April 27
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 8-12
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal ARPA funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Gorgeous Nests on Display
Don't miss the creative bird nests on display at the Sedona Arts Center Home Show, Birdie Style, from April 4 through 14.

Can you find all the nests created by kids at Sedona Public Library?
April Is for Kindness and Poetry!

SedonaKind (Kindness In Schools) will provide another kindness goody bag in April! Thank you, SedonaKind!

Come read poetry with Marcia! We're celebrating National Poetry Month, Library Giving Day, and Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27.
Sign Up to Receive Free Books!
Do you have a child in the Verde Valley who is 0-5 years old?

Then you can sign up for monthly FREE book delivery to your mailbox! Click here to enroll in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget to bring kids books to our Little Free Library by the playground and tennis courts at Sunset Park.

Take a book, leave a book, help us fill the shelves!

Thank you to the Friends of the Sedona Library and the City of Sedona for making this Little Kids' Free Library possible.
Click here for our complete Calendar of Events to find information on continuing Youth Service programs like Chess Club on Thursdays, Dungeons & Dragons on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, and Cartooning with the Janimal on second Saturdays.
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