By: Karen Mack
For: Red Rock News
Date: December 7, 2012
Youth Services News and Upcoming Events
This holiday season, bring your children or teens to Sedona
Public Library to enjoy a variety of programs and displays.
On Saturday, December 8, Sedona Library staff and
volunteers will present a family holiday program in the Si Birch Community
Room from 11 am to noon. The program will include stories, songs, puppets,
and craft activities. There will also be a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa!
Featured this month in the children's room are collections
of festive, seasonal children's books. You will find wonderful displays
that include some of the best Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Las
Posadas books for children of all ages. Also during the month of December,
we're displaying a special collection of pop-up books. Although these
books aren't available for check-out, families are welcome to enjoy
the pop-ups while visiting the Library.
Tweens are invited to join the new Sedona Library Tween Book
Club. The club has met twice so far and currently has nine active members,
ranging in age from 9 to 12. The group includes homeschoolers and students
of three different area schools. New participants are welcome to enroll
anytime and can pick up a copy of the upcoming book at the youth services
desk. The children meet at the library one Saturday a month to discuss
the current club title, enjoy snacks, and talk about topics of interest.
As a group, they develop the content for the monthly Tween Book Club
Newsletter, which is then put together by the club's facilitator,
We are very fortunate to have Laurie Cameron as our
book club host. Laurie is a blogger, book reviewer, weaver, and writer
of children's novels. She is co-author of three recently published
titles that make up the Acorn Mysteries series. Laurie will lead six book discussions
for the club, scheduled through May 2013. Please check our events calendar
Sedona Public Library will be participating in the Sedona Marathon
on February 2, 2013. Please consider joining the Library team
as we walk the 5 K or sponsoring our team.
A challenge is hereby issued: If I collect a
minimum of $2,013.00 in pledges by race day I will complete the entire
5K Sedona Marathon with a copy of my favorite book and a monkey balanced
on my head. A monkey? Seriously! The official pledge sheet will be at
the youth reference desk until the race. The Library is a 501(c)(3)
organization, so your marathon pledges are tax deductible. Thanks for
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Karen Mack is Youth Services Librarian of the Sedona Public Library.