As published in the Red Rock News
Hello! It's Teri, back again to share some more cool and helpful information about your library. We want everyone to know that Sedona Public Library (SPL) is so much more than a collection of books. SPL is a place for learning, growth, insight, and connection to the world beyond our red rocks. And we are always looking for new and interesting ways to be of greater service to you, our patrons, and neighbors. Connecting people to today’s latest technology is one more way we can improve the quality of life for those without easy access to the tools they want and need.
In fact, we have media and digital technology you may not even know exists! Including free PC use in our computer area, or check out one of our Chromebooks or Wi-Fi Hotspots. What are Chromebooks and Hotspots? Chromebooks are specialized laptops that work like tablets or iPads. They have limited features and are designed for internet connectivity. Wi-Fi Hotspots are small devices that operate like a cellular phone. They send and receive internet signals and allow you to connect to the web without having your own internet service. Amazing!
We also have access to Digital Readers from the Arizona Talking Book Library, to assist the visually impaired. Once you sign up for the program, a digital reader is delivered to your home! SPL allows you to learn to use some of today’s latest technology before you spend the money to own it.
In addition to the technology available to borrow, you can also borrow our space. Do you have an event or get together, but nowhere to gather? You can book an hour or two in our Quiet Study that holds up to 10, or the Si Birch Community Room that holds up to 56 guests. We have presentation technology that allows for presentations to large groups or small. Our space is your space and we want you to feel welcome and encouraged to utilize all that we have to offer! Stop by the Library to learn more about room rentals, or call me at 928-282-7714 x123.
Visiting our website opens an additional array of technology at your fingertips. At sedonalibrary.org you can quickly get to Kanopy.com, our subscription to on-demand video with a selection of over 30,000 films you can watch for free! If you couldn’t get your kids to story time this week, don’t worry. You can find it on our website, along with our archived articles and newsletters. Perhaps you need a library card but you are unable to get to the library? No worries, you can get one online.
We always want to acknowledge those who make library programs possible. It is through the generous support of our amazing donors and sponsors that SPL can provide such a wide range of tools and resources to support and enrich your life. We invite you to use the library’s tools and space and use our librarians’ skills and expertise to help you with life’s many technological challenges. We hope you will take advantage of all the wonderful tools SPL has to offer. Please visit us online at sedonalibrary.org and join our conversations on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sedonalibrary ) and Instagram (@sedonalibrary).
Sedona Public Library
Column for June 11, 2021
Written by Teri Ruiz, Program and Marketing Coordinator
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News.