Happy Black Friday! Chances are, you are relaxing with family and friends, enjoying leftovers after a strenuous hike, or maybe out shopping or putting your holiday list in order. However you spend this weekend, and the beginning of the holiday season, it is a perfect time to consider the many nonprofit organizations that make this community the wonderful place that it is, especially your library.
Sedona Public Library seeks your support at this generous time of year, and we will not ask without answering that ever-important question: “What’s the return on investment?” Here at the Library, it’s impressive. We promise!
The Library is a cornerstone of the Sedona community, and we are proud of that role. We are called the heart of the community because everyone is welcome to all that we offer. And we offer a lot. For free.
Looking for computers or Wi-Fi? We have them. Can’t get in to look up a book? No worries, use the YLN App on your phone to access over a million movies, books, magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks, place your hold, and we’ll let you know when it’s in. Not enough? We’ve got more.
The library is at your fingertips with RBDigital where you can find hundreds of magazines and Ebooks; with Kanopy where you can stream thousands of films; and with Libby (Overdrive) where you’ll find thousands of Ebooks and audio books. We never stop improving and growing with you and working to make our services and resources meet your needs.
If you need help learning English, or want to refresh your French or Spanish, we’re the place. Are you looking for an outdoor library? Visit our Storywalk at Sunset Park. If you want to discuss a new book or join a local writers’ salon, if you want to learn Microsoft Word or basic computer skills, if you want to view local quilts, geology, photos and other artwork, come on by!
We have librarians that can lead you where you want to go. To a new trail or an old friend. To a guitar class or a terrific pie. Whether you’re checking social media, or looking for a hotel, we can get you to the right websites. Need a poem, a template, or to visit a museum? Beginning the long overdue genealogy search? We have answers to your questions, and if we don’t know the answers, we know how to find them.
We are here to help you find what you need. A place to charge your phone? Done. The new musical with that special song? Done. An obscure novel from a faraway library? Done. Storytelling to inspire young readers? In Spanish or English? Done!
Planning a vacation? Worried about sustainability? Starting a garden? Printing an astrology chart? Making a plan for early release day? Or maybe you want to relax and read a new bestseller? It’s all here at Sedona Public Library. We even have photo ops for a fun holiday card: Consider a selfie with Sedona Schnebly, namesake of our fair city.
We offer the community a myriad of possibilities. We have a vast array of diverse programs, a robust collection, fun and knowledgeable staff, a beautiful building, and some of the most accommodating and affordable room rentals in the area. When you make a gift to the Library, you invest in the entire community and Sedona’s future. The return on your investment? Excellent. Just wait to see what we’ll do next.
So this holiday season, enjoy the food, the festivities, the fun, and most importantly your family and friends, and please consider giving to the heart of your community, Sedona Public Library.
Giving is easy at sedonalibrary.org/donate. Thanks, happy holidays, and happy reading!
Sedona Public Library
Column for November 29, 2019
Written by Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.