May 2022
Enjoy Musical Thursdays at the Library

10:30 - 11 a.m. in May
Best for ages 0-6, but all ages welcome. 

Miss Annette is back, May 5, with her guitar, shaky eggs, rhythm sticks, scarves, and new instruments! Have a magical, musical morning filled with song, rhythm, movement, and early music theory on the first Thursday of every month.
Join Miss Harta from Sedona Wellness Drumming on May 12 and May 26. Children and their parents will explore percussion and play along with rhythm tools like drums, shakers, rattles, and more!  

Miss Gioia, from Precious Stones Preschool, will sing and play her ukulele for music time May 19. Miss Gioia sings songs that support literacy and learning fun!
Calling all Chess Players 

Dr. B shares his expertise with children every Thursday from 4 - 5:30 p.m. During Thursday chess, local kids can play each other and take on Dr. B’s challenges to improve skills.

Dr. B started playing chess when he was 6 years old with his grandfather and has been helping Sedona kids play for four years at the Library. Dr. B is looking for players who want to learn how to play better and participate in scholastic chess. He would love to host a local chess team for tournaments. Most of all, he is looking for a kid who can beat him! Are you the next Bobby Fisher?
Spring is for Story Time
Story Time at the Park is changing to a new time: 9 a.m. every Wednesday. See you at Sunset Park! 

While at Sunset Park (655 Sunset Drive), families can enjoy StoryWalk and the Little Free Library. The splash pad opens at 10 a.m. in May, too! 
SPL in the Village Story Time continues in May at 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday. Join Miss Marcia and Miss Lori for story time fun in the Village of Oak Creek.

Check out these special events...
Celebrate World Collage Day
Saturday, May 14
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Quiet Study
Get messy with paste and paper and have some fun with playshop facilitator Cindy Rudda. This is a family event for all ages to play with collage. (Materials provided, but participants may bring their favorite text or images to play with too.) Drop in anytime. LEARN MORE
Teen Movie Night
Saturday, May 14
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Community Room
Hey, Sedona teens, Teen Movie Night is happening this May! Come meet local teens from the Verde Valley. Stop by Youth Services to grab your ticket, first come first serve. The feature film will be "Spider Man No Way Home." For ages 11-18. Popcorn, pizza, and a drink will be provided. Rated PG-13.
Let's Go on a Bird Walk
Saturday, May 21
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Nanette from the Audubon Society will lead a bird walk outside around the Library to look for feathered friends. You'll identify and learn about local birds. Binoculars will be available, but everyone is welcome to bring their own. Best suited for ages 8-12. 

STEAM Tinker Time
Wednesday, May 27
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Come and explore Makey Makey, Keva Blocks, and other STEAM- related activities in Youth Services. Best suited for ages 8-12.
This program 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.

Stay tuned for more...
  • Watch for a new StoryWalk book on display this month at Sunset Park.

  • SedonaKind (KIS) will be providing another kindness goody bag in May!

  • Mark your calendar for this year's Summer Reading Program Oceans of Possibilities. Read, win prizes, and enjoy many fun programs May 31- July 22. Registration starts Monday, May 23.
Pick up your
bird nest
Did you make a bird nest for the Sedona Art Center Birdy Style fundraiser? The creative and colorful nests are on display at the library and ready to take home!
Check out a reading tablet
New Reading Academy Launchpads are available as Youth Services received the Launching School Readiness grant. Put a hold on one here.
Free books for ages 0-5
Do you have a child in the Verde Valley who is 0-5 years old? Sign up here to enroll in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and receive FREE monthly book delivery to your mailbox!
Click here for our complete Calendar of Events to find information on continuing Youth Service programs like Dungeons & Dragons on Second and Fourth Wednesdays, and Cartooning with the Janimal on Second Saturdays.
Click below to make a gift!
Main Location:
3250 White Bear Rd

SPL in The Village:
25 W. Saddlehorn Rd