As published in the Sedona Red Rock News
Books and Costumes on Parade!
Join us for the Halloween Booook Bash on October 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Sedona Village Learning Center in the Village of Oak Creek. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the new Sedona Public Library in the Village with books, games, music, food, and a parade! It is guaranteed to be a fun-filled morning, and you can help us fill our bookshelves.
Sedona Public Library is building its collection for the new full branch library at Big Park Community School, opening on November 4, and we need your help. We’re asking community members to help us fill our bookshelves in the Kids Korner, and we’ve made the shopping easy! All you have to do is visit our website, click the link for the “Halloween Book Parade Booklist,” select a favorite book, make your purchase, and bring the book to the parade on October 30.
“It’s like having a bridal registry, only better,” explained Viviane Kraus, Youth Services Librarian. “We carefully curated this list, so it is exactly what we need to fill the children’s shelves at our new Village library. Books are already being purchased.”
Children and adults alike are asked to come dressed in book-themed costumes. Maybe you’ll make a costume based on a book in our list. Consider the big red fire engine from I’m Brave by Kate and Jim McMullan, América, from América Is Her Name by Luis J. Rodríguez, or be “green” like Jake in Not for Me, Please! I Choose to Act Green by Maria Godsey. There are so many choices!
Adults might consider grabbing a book from one of our current displays for costume ideas. Perhaps Boo Radley or Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird, a title from our “Banned Books” table. Or maybe Dolly Parton or Hamilton, two choices included in titles on our 700’s display: “Art, Sports, and Music.” You may find a costume idea in any book you’ve checked out or maybe from your own collection. If you need help, you can always ask one of our librarians—they have plenty of ideas. We can’t wait to see who (or what) you’ll be for the Halloween Book Bash!
To join the parade, please be at the Learning Center’s playground at 10:45 a.m. for line up. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and kids will have the opportunity to trick or treat from vendors and guests. Bring your books to the parade, and if you can’t make the parade, feel free to bring them by the main Library on White Bear Road.
If you'd like to set up a table to give out treats at the Halloween Book Bash, please email Shara at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library is grateful to Sedona Village Learning Center and the Sedona Village Partnership for welcoming us into the Big Park Community School with this fun celebration. The Learning Center is at 25 W. Saddlehorn Road in the Village of Oak Creek.
After many years, we are spreading our wings and will have our very own Library branch. The celebration begins at the Book Parade, but please also mark your calendars for November 4, 11a.m. when we will have our Grand Opening. Watch for details on this fun event.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization, and we are grateful for your generous gifts towards opening this new Library. Expansions always test an organization’s budget, but we know how passionate the community is about having a bigger, better library option in the Village of Oak Creek. Visit sedonalibrary.org/donate where you make a gift and designate it for SPLV. Thanks! Happy reading and haunting!
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News.