As published in the Red Rock News
It’s spring, a time of transformation and celebration. At Sedona Public Library, we’re making some exciting changes, and we hope you’ll help us celebrate by supporting us for Library Giving Day, April 7. Library Giving Day is one of the most important days for libraries across the country to showcase their vital role in communities. Your nonprofit library in Sedona takes this opportunity to do the same. Why should you support us by making a gift for Library Giving Day? Read on.
The Library is under new leadership, and we have five additional new staff members in key positions ready to help your Library grow and improve. Be sure to meet and greet our new Youth Services Librarian, Facilities Maintenance Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Program and Marketing Coordinator, Assistant Library Director, and our new Library Director. We’re busy building team and developing plans to make your library even better, and thus make your community even stronger. We hope you’ll join us for Library Giving Day, when you can support our efforts and double your donations through a matching gift made by a local philanthropist!
We’ve already been busy this spring, and we’re excited to show you all we’ve accomplished. When you stop in, you’re going to see changes galore and improved accessibility. Much of the evolving transformation has been inspired by the challenge of providing services during the pandemic, and we’ve worked to find ways to make seating safely distanced, to provide more quiet spaces, and to improve the lighting wherever you land.
Speaking of accessibility, we’ve enhanced our signage, way-finding, and pathways. Getting around has been made easier and more welcoming. And as we all do in the spring, we’re sorting, rearranging, and reviewing our collection. Watch for fresh titles and authors from near and far. Come on in and see all we’ve done to improve your library experience. We’re here if you have questions, and we’re happy to talk about Library Giving Day and accept your gifts.
In keeping with the spring themes of transformation and celebration, we’ve been considering how important getting outdoors is to all of us during this gorgeous weather. But it’s often hard to find the quiet and beauty we cherish in Sedona with the crowded trails and streets. Sedona Public Library has solved this problem, and soon you will be able to enjoy the beauty of Sedona’s outdoors right here at your library.
We’re working with a landscape architect to design an accessible, beautiful, convenient, and safe patio connecting the Library with the Friends’ Book Store. We can’t wait to showcase this lovely addition to the library you love. This will be a comfy space for meeting a friend, reading, quiet study, stargazing, crafting, writing, or just using our excellent Wi-Fi. All outdoors, all the time, all for free. We love helping Sedona solve problems, and we know it makes us worth the investment.
Which leads right back to our hope that as you celebrate spring, you will also celebrate your library by supporting us for Library Giving Day. We provide important community services, and your gift is a wise investment in your hometown. But in fact, you don’t need to wait for Library Giving Day to show how much you love your library: starting on the first day of spring, all gifts are matched, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000. That’s a whole lot of reasons to show us a whole lotta love.
Thank you, Sedona, for being a community we love to invest in, every day. Let’s keep that lovin’ reciprocity going. Support your Library today. Make a gift at Sedonalibrary.org/donate, or drop by, we’d love to see you. We’re at 3250 White Bear Rd, Sedona, AZ, 86336, where you can mail a gift, too. Thanks.
Sedona Public Library
Column for March 26, 2021
Written by Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News.