By: Elizabeth Cate
For: Red Rock News
Date: April 5, 2013
Sedona Public Library, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, seeks new Board of Trustee members. If you would like to share your experience, your vision, and your energy, call 928-284-4257, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,or stop by the the Library to obtain an application.
Library Receives Grant to Buy New Equipment and DVDs
Thanks to a grant from
the Sedona Community Foundation, the Library has purchased a DVD and
CD cleaner, in addition to an assortment of new DVDs.
The Sedona Community
Foundation is a permanent charitable endowment, working to improve the
quality of life for community residents by securing and allocating donor
gifts to nonprofit organizations in Sedona. Their grant activities cover
a wide range of areas that include education, arts and culture, and
the environment. The foundation awarded funds to the Library as part
of its competitive grant program.
The Library's new
DVD/CD cleaner has already been used extensively in the three months
since we acquired it. Because this machine is so much faster and easier
to use than our older disc cleaner, we have been able to catch up on
the backlog of DVDs and CD books awaiting cleaning. That means more
audiobooks and movies are on the shelves available for our patrons to
check out. Moreover, this speedier equipment is allowing us to tackle
big projects like preventatively cleaning the discs in the children's
room so that they do not become scratched to the point of being unusable.
As one longtime volunteer who has operated both the old and new machines
stated, the disc cleaner paid for by the Sedona Community Foundation
grant "makes life easier!"
The DVDs we bought with
foundation grant funds are from the respected Criterion Collection series.
The Criterion Collection distributes films made by the most renowned
directors of modern and classic cinema. This series is known for its
superb image and sound quality and its DVD extras.
Look for the Criterion
Collection films in the Popular DVD collection. Many of the titles are
not yet available in any other Yavapai County library. There are 40
new Criterion Collection movies to choose from. Some of my personal
favorites are "Short Cuts," by Robert Altman; "Brazil," by Terry
Gilliam; "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," by Nagisa Oshima; and "Naked,"
by Mike Leigh. An interesting project for theater enthusiasts would
be to watch the Criterion Collection release of "The 3 Penny Opera"
and then read the new biography of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, "Love
Song," by Ethan Modden.
Sedona Public Library,
a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is grateful for the support
of the Sedona Community Foundation and of the entire Sedona community.
We rely on your tax-deductible donations to keep vital services free
for residents and visitors.
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Elizabeth Cate is Collection Development Librarian of the Sedona Public Library.