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 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Village library is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information call the library at 928-284- 1603 or visit the website at www.sedonalibrary.org.
Village News appears monthly in The Villager and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
By Cheryl Yeatts
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village.