October/November 2018
Update from your Library Director...
A few weeks ago, I overheard a couple of people descending the stairs as I was ascending. One said to the other, "I had no idea libraries had to buy books. I thought all the publishers gave books to them." Well... can I set the record straight? Unless community members donate clean, relevant, usable books, audiobooks, movies and music to us, everything you see on the shelves was purchased by your library, supported by the Town of Camp Verde.

We do get a lot of donations and are grateful to everyone who brings them to us here. In the last fiscal year the Friends of Camp Verde Library sorted through over 17,000 donated items. From those 17,000 we added less than 1500 to the library shelves. The rest either get cycled into the Book Nook for sale, listed on Amazon or, due to age and condition, recycled by Patriot, our trash disposal company. 

As we usually have around 30,000 items on our shelves, you can see that most of what we have to offer has been purchased through the Library's materials budget. Not only do dollars not go as far as they used to, but we are now expected to purchase the same title in several formats. For example: We have J.A. Jance's newest title,  Field of Bones, in large print, regular print, e-book and audiobook (MP3 Playaway) and the Network has a version in CD book as well. Large print, e-books and audiobooks are all more expensive than a regular print new book so one title can cost much more than quadruple what it used to. 

CLICK HERE to access a tool to estimate how much you save when you use your library.

Get Ready to Celebrate our Two-Year Anniversary... 
Save the date for a special celebration on Monday, November 5 at 10:00a in the 2nd Floor Fireside Room as we mark two years in this amazing new building. An e-blast with details will be sent soon.
Honoring our Friends during National Friends of Libraries Week: October 21-27, 2018

As part of the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, we are taking the week to honor our Friends group.  The Friends of Camp Verde Library was established in 2015 and has given nearly $40,000 to the library since it opened in 2016. Currently, Friends members contribute annually to the 501(c)3 through membership fees with 10-12 of those members actively volunteering their time to manage book donations, run the Book Nook, stock the vending machine, and do other special projects like quilt raffles and the  Holiday Wreath Contest & Silent Auction .

"The library has played an important role in my life and in my family's life," said Friends president, Irene Peoble. "I truly enjoy being able to give something back."

Special Sale: To celebrate our Friends, we are offering a half-price sale to anyone who joins Friend or renews his/her membership during the week of October 22-27. New or renewing Friends will receive a coupon to purchase up to $10 worth of books, movies or music at full price and get their purchases for half price. 

Annual Membership Meeting: Members of Friends of Camp Verde Library are invited to attend the annual membership meeting Wednesday, October 24, at 3:30 pm in the Terracotta Room at the Library. M eet the Friends Board, hear the president's report on Friends' activities, and vote for vice president, treasurer, correspondence/membership secretary, and member-at large.  Lea Wood would like to be considered for the member-at-large position. Openings are still available in the other positions. Light refreshments will be served. 

"Our library would be much poorer without the Friends," said Library Director, Kathy Hellman. "The funds provide additional support for programs and improvements. I think many people would be surprised to learn that the services and programs they enjoy are made possible by support from the Friends."

Please visit our website or contact the library at 928-554-8380 to find out how to become a member of the Friends.

What's New...
Friday Movie Matinees will move to Saturday
Friday & Saturday, 11/12 & 13 @2:00p in the Terracotta Room: Our contribution to Fort Verde Days celebrations includes two special showings of Kingdom of the Spiders, the late 1970s horror flick filmed in Camp Verde. Directed by John Cardos and starring William Shatner, the film depicts Camp Verde citizens falling victim to an invasion of spiders caused by an imbalance of nature. The movie was filmed almost entirely in Camp Verde with a lot of the spider activity happening on Main Street and involving many local businesses as sets and hundreds of citizens as extras. Starting in November we are moving our Family Matinees to Saturday. Same time! Same FREE popcorn!

Basic Computer Class to Morph into PC Support Group
Wednesday, 10/17 @2:30p in the Center: The session will start at the very beginning, how to turn the thing on, the basic parts of a computer, and  what you see on the first screen available. THEN, o n the third Wednesday of every month, Gerry will facilitate a computer support group for users who need one-on-one help with specific tasks/questions. If we don't know the answer, we'll figure it out together.

HRT Parenting Class
Wednesday, weekly @3:00p in the Copper Room: Do you have questions or concerns as a parent or guardian? Join Wendy McCants , of Human Resources Training: Building Families Strengthening Lives , in a unique parenting support group. Learn about parenting resources, skills and tips while your children enjoy Story Time with Ms. Nadia. 

Women's Support Group
Wednesdays, 10/17 @6:00p-7:30p in the Key Lime Room: We live in a place where women's voices are often silenced. This group offers a safe and judgment-free environment supporting the richness and complexity of women's lives. A place where your experiences will be acknowledged and honored. A place to give and receive support for the many issues we struggle with as women such as self-esteem, identity, relationships, family, health and so much more. Rediscover your own voice and experience great healing and empowerment. Call 928-593-9528 for more information.

Alzheimer's Education Class
Saturday, Monthly @2:00p in the Copper Room: 
FREE educational classes on the topic of Alzheimer's and dementia facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association of Desert Southwest Chapter. Learn about the many resources and programs available to help meet the needs of families, care partners, and individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia diseases.
  • October 20:  Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
  • November 17:  Dementia Conversations
  • December 15: Effective Communication Strategies
  • January 19: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
Caregiver Support Group
Friday, 10/26 @12:20p in the Copper Room: Join us on the 4th Friday of every month for a Caregiver Support Group by NACOG Area Agency on Aging. Come learn about helpful resources and find peer support from other caregivers. Free and open to the public.  For more information on Aging Services, contact NACOG Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-521-3500.

Spring Chickens Gathering
Wednesday, 11/07 @10:00a-noon in the Terracotta Room: 
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for Historical Storytelling led by Jane Goddard. Relive the past, and share your stories over coffee and donuts. This gathering is for those who have a history in the Verde Valley, or want to learn more about the old way of life. We're not Old Timers, we're Spring Chickens!

Northern AZ Healthcare FREE Health Screenings
Thursday, 11/08 @9:00a-3:00p in the Terracotta Room:
Free, non-fasting health screening for cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure. No appointment needed. Know your numbers? Choose your lifestyle.

Verde Valley Archaeology Center Presentation
Tuesday, 11/13 @6:00p in the Terracotta Room: 
Join master world flute artist, Gary Stroutsos, for a journey inside the Southwest desert rim flutes that were found by Earl Morris in 1931 inside Broken Flute Cave in the Red Rock Prayer Rock district in present day northern Arizona. Gary is part of the Hopi Connections to the Grand Canyon project, is a former jazz and blues performer, and composed the music on Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert, which appeared on Arizona Public Television.

Camp Verde Code Club for Kids & Families

In Code Club, kids practice 21st Century skills in critical thinking and problem-solving that assist them in STEM subjects in school as they learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects.

Coding is everywhere. It is the language behind every app we use, powering our computer games and TVs, clocks, microwaves and even our cars! Kids are born curious and coding encourages them to explore their ideas and creativity in a rewarding environment of learning by doing.
Code club will be open to kids ages 8 and up and will meet weekly at two different times to allow more people to participate. Each club runs 90 minutes starting Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00p-5:30p in the Children's Library and Friday, October 19 at 1:00p-2:30p in the Learning Center. The library encourages children on their own or a child and parent/caregiver to learn coding together.

Thanks to Friends of Camp Verde Library funding, the Library is partnering with technology company, Prenda, to offer their club. Prenda provides software, training, and support for libraries around the country to run engaging programming where kids can learn how to code. Space is limited and registration is encouraged, call 928-554-8387.


Crafty Challenge is Mondays @5:00p-7:30p 
Starting November 5th, drop-in when you can and see what cool, new make-it, take-it project Ms. Janell has put out each week.

Code Club is Tuesdays @4:00p-5:30p 
Starting October 16th, checkout a Chormebook and  join Ms Nadia in this fun, interactive learning adventure!

Story Time is Wednesdays @3:00p 
Encourage a love of reading. Children do story time with Ms.Nadia in the Early Literacy corner while parents join Ms. Wendy, of Human Resources Training, in the Copper Room to learn parenting tips for families.

DYI/Creative Club is Thursdays @5:00p 
Starting October 18th

Open STEM Lab is Fridays @12:00p-3:00p
Experience hands-on, one of the many new STEM kits the Children's Library has in the Creation Station.

Movie Matinee is Saturdays @2:00p
Starting November 3rd enjoy free popcorn and a movie with your family. 
Game Night with Zack - Thursdays @5:00p  Lay aside your tablets & smartphones, close that laptop and join with other teens to play games with Zack. 

Teen Study Hall - Tuesdays after school to 8:00p  hang out with your friends, get homework help, use library resources to help you succeed, collaborate, encourage, learn! 

Code Club - Fridays in the Center @1:00p Learn a new language! The language of apps, websites, games, and more! Join Zack for this hands-on, interactive coding adventure.

Finances for Teens - 3 Fridays (10/19-11/02) @3:00p-5:00p  Discover the importance of setting financial goals & budgeting, learn to get & keep good credit, find out how to setup and use checking & savings accounts. Sponsored by Camp Verde Kiwanis, taught by Lynn 602-615-8322.
What Else is Happening? 

We will be CLOSED Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day and Thursday & Friday November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving.

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