September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Sedona Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to access the free services available at their local library.
Your Sedona library card is probably one of the most valuable cards in your wallet. As a Sedona Public Library cardholder, not only can you access all of the services here in Sedona, you also have access to 42 other libraries in the Yavapai Library Network. That means over one million items are easily accessible to you via your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Just search for an item in the catalog on our website—www.sedonalibrary.org—put the item on hold, and have it delivered to your nearest library for pickup.
Don’t read print books anymore? Your library card gives you access to thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, and online magazines that you can download from the comfort of your own home.
Are you a movie buff? The Library is excited to offer Kanopy, a free streaming video service, to all Sedona Library patrons. With a selection of over 30,000 on-demand videos, the Kanopy collection includes new releases, independent and international cinema, classic movies, documentaries, educational films, and more.
Library cardholders can access Kanopy on their home computers or with the Kanopy app on mobile devices. To get started using Kanopy, visit sedonalibrary.kanopy.com, enter your name and email, and create a password. Kanopy will then send you an email—just open it, follow the directions, and start watching. You can stream up to four movies per month.
If you’re not ready for streaming, check out our extensive collection of DVDs. Choose from popular TV series, foreign films, nonfiction programming, and blockbusters. To watch a movie on the big screen, come to Flicker Shack Mondays for our free weekly movie at 6 p.m., or come to the new documentary film series, Reel Life Movie Night, held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
In honor of Library Card Sign-up Month, we invite you to apply for a card at the main library in West Sedona or at Sedona Library in the Village. Getting one is free and easy at either location. Just stop in with your photo ID and proof of residency, and we will issue your card.
If you have a card but haven’t used it in a while, we encourage you to drop by the circulation desk and update your e-mail address and contact information so that you can receive our monthly e-newsletter, which will tell you about the programs and free services available each month.
Lost your card? During September we are waiving the $5 replacement card fee. So stop in and get yourself a new card, completely free of charge.
For hours and directions, call 928-282-7714 or visit our website at www.sedonalibrary.org. Call 928-284-1603 for Sedona Public Library in the Village, located in Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The land on which our beautiful library sits was donated, and the library building was constructed with private funds and is entirely debt-free. Donations and grants allow us to continue to offer free and innovative services to residents and visitors. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336, or you may donate online.
Sedona Public Library
Column for September 20, 2019
Written by Virginia Volkman, Library Director
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.