Change in Library Hours: Starting September 14, Monday through Friday, Sedona Public Library in West Sedona will offer curbside holds pick-up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Library will be open for computer use and browsing from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.
Starting September 15, Sedona Public Library in the Village will offer holds pick-up at the door and computer use in the building. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.
September Is Library Card Sign-up Month: We invite you to apply for a card at the main library in West Sedona or online. If you live in the Sedona area or the Village of Oak Creek, visit the Library’s website (sedonalibrary.org), choose “How Do I…?” from the top menu, and choose “Get a Library Card” in the drop-down menu. Agree to the Yavapai Library Network User Agreement and click the orange “I Accept” button. Then fill out the form.
We’ll get back to you with your new library card number and PIN. Your card will give you access to all of our online resources for six months. You’ll need to come in to the Library to update your account and pick up your library card if you want to check out books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks on CD, and more.
Lost your card? During September we are waiving the $5 replacement card fee. So stop in and get yourself a new card, completely free of charge.
For more information, call 928-282-7714 or visit our website. Call 928-284-1603 for Sedona Public Library in the Village, located in Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek.
Grab and Go Craft: The Youth Services department is offering a hands-on family fun activity. Ask for a Grab and Go Craft kit at the Library in West Sedona during curbside pickup or during browsing hours. A different craft will be available every week in September. Appropriate for children of all ages, best suited for 5–12 year olds.
Friends of the Library Book Store: Special half-price sale through September on “ABC” books: animals, biography, and cookbooks. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mask/face covering is required and social distancing will be followed. Donations of books are accepted during regular hours.
Human Library Event: Sedona Public Library is pleased to collaborate with the Sedona International City of Peace, Rotary Clubs of Sedona, and the Arizona Community Foundation for the fourth Sedona Human Library event on Sunday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a free, public event—and this year it will be held live on Zoom.
We invite you to be a “reader” in three 40-minute time slots. During registration, you will select a combination of three “Human Books.” Go to www.sedonahumanlibrary.org to see more about the event, the Human Books, and how to register.
International Day of Peace: On September 21, 2020, Sedona celebrates the International Day of Peace with a first-of-its-kind series of events to “Dissolve the Divide,” presented in person at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and available via livestream. The first event, starting at 10 a.m., is Dissolve the Divide between Law Enforcement and the Community; the second event, starting at 2 p.m. is Dissolve the Divide Within during a Meditation Monday; and the third event is two showings of the movie, “We are Many,” to Dissolve the Divide in War.
For free tickets at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, go to sedonafilmfestival.com/event/we-are-many/2020-09-21/. For livestreaming, go to the Sedona International City of Peace Facebook page.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 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 11, 2020
Written by: Virginia Volkman, Library Director
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.