Village News

By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: September 2016

Sedona Public Library in the Village Awarded Prestigious LSTA Grant

The Arizona State Library has awarded a grant in the amount of $13,600 to Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V). Funds from this grant were used to purchase a self-service Library Document Station (LDS), a laser printer, and software for wireless printing.

The volunteers and I listened to requests from our community and pursued funding to purchase this technology. I am very happy that SPL-V was named as a grant recipient. Thanks to funding from this grant, we can now offer new services.

With the self-service Library Document Station, you can fax, scan, and print documents. Because the LDS is self-service, your documents remain private. The technology is convenient, affordable, and easy to use.

Funds from the grant were also used to purchase software to offer mobile printing. With our new mobile printing service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device from anywhere to print to the printer at the Village library. Simply submit a document for printing and come to the Village library within two hours to pick up your print job. To access this service, you will need a library card from the Yavapai Library Network or an email address. Visit the SPL-V webpage to access directions for mobile printing at the Village library or call the Village library for more information.

SPL-V’s grant was made possible from federal funds received by the Arizona State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More than $800,000 was awarded on a competitive basis to libraries in Arizona, including SPL-V. The State Library also uses the federal funds to support statewide services, including family literacy and reading programs, electronic databases, digital government initiatives, and continuing education classes.

To learn more about the Library Document Station and wireless printing, attend our Open House on Wednesday, September 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Village library. We will be celebrating our one-year anniversary at Bell Rock Plaza. Enjoy light refreshments and enter our drawing to win prizes.

If you cannot attend the Open House, stop by the Village library for a demonstration of this innovative technology. Sedona Public Library in the Village  is located at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Library services are made possible thanks to generous donations of individuals and foundations. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our website at

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 Public Library’s website at

Cheryl Yeatts
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.