As published in the Red Rock News
Good day, Red Rock News readers! Our Sedona Public Library is truly the ‘heart of Sedona’ with residents, visitors, and every group in town finding what they need there. From the most current information, meeting spaces, book clubs, tax assistance, and updated collection, to the variety of programs and exhibits we offer, the list goes on and on. We work hard to live up to our reputation as the heart of the community. We are the place where people of different viewpoints and personalities can come and be welcomed as equals.
Speaking of lists, Sedona Public Library has recently taken the reigns of the Sedona Wish List. You may be asking yourselves, what is the Sedona Wish List? Appearing every Wednesday in this newspaper, the Sedona Wish List was created to match Sedona community service organizations and their need for goods, services, funding or volunteers with individuals or other organizations who can help fulfill their needs.
“We were thrilled to learn that the Wish List has found a new home here,” said Jawn McKinley, SedonaKind Board member and a co-founder. “The Wish List has been a gift to every non-profit in Sedona, pulling together community needs and volunteers. We’re so grateful to our library for adding yet another layer of community connection to the services it offers to us all.”
Often we may wonder how can we help or give back to the community. The Sedona Wish List is a perfect place to start. For example, the Verde Valley Caregivers needs clean-burning firewood for one of their clients to help keep their house warm. Also, the Benefactors of Red Rock State Park are looking for volunteers to assist with basic operations at the Park.
There is no greater feeling than opening the Wednesday Red Rock News and going to the Sedona Wish List’s section to see all the wishes that were fulfilled. The Sedona Community Food Bank is thankful for the recent outpouring of generous donations that helped them prepare gift bags for homebound and senior clients. And the Sedona Chapter of Dress A Girl Around the World thanks the community for the donated fabrics they can use for dressmaking kits. Let’s all do our part to help our community and give back, whether it’s our time as volunteers or with any other assistance that the many community service organizations in our beautiful Sedona need.
Helping to maintain the Sedona Wish List is one of the many duties the Library now proudly offers to the community. It is both a worthwhile and important endeavor. If your community service group is in need, contact us. Librarian Andrea Lhotka is the Sedona Wish List’s liaison. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Library at 928-282-7714.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization grateful for community support. From April 6 through April 27, your gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000 in celebration of Library Giving Day! Visit sedonalibrary.org/donate to make an online gift! Thank you!
Sedona Public Library
Column for April 8 2022
Written by Jan Marc Quisumbing, Program & Marketing Coordinator
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News.