Friends of the Sedona Public Library

Friends of the Sedona Public Library supports the Sedona Public Library as it strives to encourage literacy, lifelong learning, and the love of reading throughout our diverse community. To enhance the library’s resources, increase the community’s access to information and knowledge. Provide for a vibrant cultural gathering place and cultivate a sense of public involvement through volunteering for the community.


Board Members

Charlene Lipka, President
Leigh Shafer, 1st Vice President
Mary Snyder, 2nd Vice President
Ellen White, Secretary
Donna Hawk, Treasurer
San Dee Kinnen, Festival of Wreaths Chair
Jawn McKinley, Trustee
Anne Smith, Trustee


Book Sales

The Friends of the Library hold semiannual books sales that directly fund collection expansion as well as children's and other library programming. Additionally, several racks of books for sale are available in the main library year-round. Books offered through these sales come from the existing library collection that are always being replaced and by ongoing donations from the community.

Click here for the Book Sale Calendar.

Year-round online Book Sale: Interesting and unique books are available for purchase here. The selection is updated frequently.

If you have items to donate to the library, click here.

We are always in need of volunteers that are able to price and shelve your donations. If you have computer and internet experience you can do research for pricing as well as online sales. We also have a great need for those who can assist during our book sales, and for volunteers with advertising experience to help design our print and online ads.

Volunteers need not spend more than a few hours a week helping. Whether you are in high school or have extra time on your hands, young or older, we can certainly use you!


Festival of WreathsFestival of Wreaths

Festival of Wreaths is a sale of donated wreaths sponsored by the Friends of the Sedona Library to raise money for your library. Your support is invaluable and may be in the form of a wreath, centerpiece, table top tree or a cash donation.

Click here to watch video of the 2012 Festival of Wreaths.

For further information, please contact San Dee Kinnen at (928) 203-4363 or email



How to Join

To support the goals of the Friends, you are cordially invited to join. To do so, please send a check or money order for the appropriate dues level to the following address:

Friends of the Sedona Library
PO Box 268
Sedona, AZ 86339

Membership levels and their associated annual dues are as follows:

Level Dues
*Individual $15.00
*Family $25.00
*Sponsor $50.00
Patron $100.00
Benefactor $250.00

* Asterisked membership levels are not available to business organizations.

Included with the membership are:

  1. Reduced or waived library fines
  2. Previews of events prior to public opening
  3. Discounts on all FOL Merchandise
  4. Friends quarterly Newsletter

Friends of the Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations and memberships are deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

Please note if you are interested in Joining or Volunteering:

  • Friends of the Library Board
  • Book Sale Committee/ Volunteer
  • Festival of the Wreaths Committee/ Volunteer
  • Library Volunteers
  • Special Events Volunteers

Tax Deductible Annual Membership is January 1 to December 31.


Contact Friends of the Library


By Phone: 928-274-5124