Sedona Public Library in the Village is a unique library with an interesting history. If you have been a resident of the Village for a while, you may remember when library materials were returned to a box at Weber’s IGA. That changed in 2005, when former library director David Keeber and a committee of Village residents, concerned about traffic issues with the Highway 179 improvement project, requested funding from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and the Yavapai Library District to open a library service center in the VOC. Residents of the Village also generously donated funds to support the project.
Sedona Public Library opened SPL in the Village (originally called the Village Service Center) at 56 W. Cortez Drive in December 2005. The facility was 450 square feet, with three public access computers, one staff person, and five library volunteers.
Today, the service center, located at Suite 51A in Bell Rock Plaza, operates in 1,100 square feet of space. I am pleased to announce that we recently renewed our lease at our current location for three more years.
As we have moved to larger facilities over time, library services in the Village have expanded as well and now include the following:
Since opening in 2005, SPL-V has proven to be a valuable and convenient resource for the community. Virginia Volkman, Director of Sedona Public Library, shared the following statistics for SPL-V in the annual report for the 2018 fiscal year:
Sedona Public Library in the Village is at Suite 51A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Our goal for customer service is to exceed your expectations. We appreciate the support of our patrons and visitors and look forward to assisting you with your library needs.
Please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.