As published in the Sedona Red Rock News
There are a few days left, so don't miss your chance to visit the Library during Library Card Sign-up Month! Every September, Sedona Public Library joins with the American Library Association to promote and provide access to the many free services available at their local library.
A library card is one of the most valuable cards one can hold, and as a Sedona Public Library cardholder, not only can you access all of the services here in Sedona, but you can also access the items available at all 56 libraries in the Yavapai Library Network. That means over 1.2 million items are easily accessible to you via your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Just search for an item in the catalog on our website—sedonalibrary.org—put the item on hold, and have it delivered to your nearest library for pickup.
Unlike in days past, today’s library card also gives you access to thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, and online magazines that you can download from the comfort of your own home.
Do you enjoy watching movies? The Library offers access to Kanopy, a free streaming video service, to all Sedona Library patrons. With a selection of over 30,000 on-demand videos, the Kanopy collection includes new releases, independent and international cinema, classic movies, documentaries, educational films, and more. Cardholders can access Kanopy on their smart TV, home computer, or with the Kanopy app on mobile devices. To get started using Kanopy, visit sedonalibrary.kanopy.com, enter your name and email, and create a password. Kanopy will then send you an email, and all you need to do is open it, follow the easy directions, and enjoy the show. (Be sure to check your “spam” folder if you don’t see the email!) You can stream up to four movies per month.
In honor of Library Card Sign-up Month, we invite you to apply for a card at the main library in West Sedona or at Sedona Public Library in the Village. Getting a card is free and easy at either location. Just stop in with your photo ID and proof of residency, and we will issue your card.
If you have a card but haven’t used it in a while, we encourage you to drop by the circulation desk and update your e-mail address and contact information so that you can receive our monthly e-newsletter, which will tell you about the programs and free services available each month. Did you lose your card? During September we are waiving the $5 replacement card fee. So, if you lost your card, please stop in and get yourself a new one on us!.
For hours and directions, call 928-282-7714 or visit our website at sedonalibrary.org. Call 928-284-1603 for Sedona Public Library in the Village, located in Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and grants allow us to continue to offer free and innovative services to residents and visitors. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336, or you may donate online.
Sedona Public Library
Column for September 24, 2021
Written by Teri Ruiz
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