By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: July 2016
If you need reading recommendations, ask a Sedona Public Library
volunteer. Many of our volunteers retired from exciting professions before
coming on board with SPL. Careers included architecture, engineering, nursing,
education, and libraries to name a few. These volunteers bring a plethora
of interests and hobbies to their service. From gardening and jewelry making
to cooking and motorcycle riding, they have much to offer our patrons, and
of course, they are avid readers. Learn more about our volunteers to discover
their reading recommendations.
Florence Shreve divides her time between volunteering at the Village Library
and a library in Willard, Ohio. She is reading “The End Game” by
Katherine Coulter and plans to read J.D. Robb next. Florence enjoys meeting
our patrons and likes seeing the different books that circulate.
You may recognize Carol Stetser from the Main Library. She has volunteered
for many years and remembers the original library on Jordan Road. Carol
volunteers at the Village Library on Tuesday afternoons and at the Main
Library on Wednesday mornings. She recently finished Elena Ferrante’s
four Neapolitan novels; she said “They are amazing.” She volunteers
at the Village Library because of its relaxed atmosphere where she sees
her neighbors and meets new people.
Stop by the Village Library on Thursday afternoons to meet Holly Mason
who just finished “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes and
is reading “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanthi. This
memoir written by a neurosurgeon appealed to Holly, a career nurse.
Holly shared, “I enjoy volunteering at the library because of the
very nice people I get to work with and because I feel like I am getting
to know this community better.”
Valerie Girard volunteers at the Village Library every Wednesday afternoon.
She is reading “The Night Manager” by John le Carré,
and next up is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.
“What I enjoy most about volunteering for the library, besides chatting
with people, is the exposure to the materials that come across the desk.
I love the randomness of coming across something unknown or only vaguely
recalled,” remarked Valerie.
I appreciate working with the library volunteers who are simply essential
to the success of this non-profit organization. Hats off to each
of our dedicated volunteers at Sedona Public Library in the Village: Dale
Albright, Mary Banvard, Eddie Gibson, Valerie Girard, Janice LaDuke, Ilana
Maletz, Holly Mason, Olga Ostrom, Sara Schjeide, Diane Schwilling, Florence
Shreve, Aurelia Simon, Carol Stetser, Bruce Vegter, Dotte Vande Linde, Dennis
Young, and Lynn Zonakis.
Visit Sedona Public Library in the Village at Suite 51 A in
Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. The Village library is closed Sunday and Monday. For more
information call the library at 928-284-1603 or visit Sedona
website at www.sedonalibrary.org.
Village News appears monthly in The Villager and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village.