It was a day unlike any other at Sedona Public Library. Hour after hour, from morning into the evening, people lined up to check out books, audiobooks, and DVDs—by the bag full, by the box full—they were preparing to be home for an unknown period. Without being asked to, they spaced themselves six feet apart, in a somewhat somber, yet festive atmosphere. Happy to see each other, they parted with a wish to stay well and “hope to see you soon.”
Many patrons passed through the doors on March 18, the last day before the Library closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, and they expressed their gratitude for that one last chance to stock up.
We’re in this together, folks, and the camaraderie and respect for one another shown that day was heartwarming and bittersweet. Social distancing is necessary, and it won’t last forever!
If you’re one of our health providers, first responders, grocery store workers, or one of the many others helping us get through this difficult time, thank you from all the library staff, volunteers, and board members!
We have extended our closure through at least April 30 and will continue to monitor the changing situation. Please check our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information.
While Sedona Public Library and SPL in the Village are closed:
We look forward to welcoming you back when the Library reopens. In the meantime, keep safe and healthy!
Sedona Public Library
Column for April 3, 2020
Written by Virginia Volkman, Director
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