By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: October 17, 2014
Support the Friends During National Friends of Libraries Week
This year, October 19 - 25 is the annual celebration of National Friends
of Libraries Week. Sedona Public Library takes this time to thank the Friends
of the Sedona Library, who contribute so much of their time and expertise
to significantly enhance our services.
Our Friends group was started in 1964 and officially became a 501(c) (3)
nonprofit corporation in November 1967. Donations and memberships are deductible
to the full extent allowable by law.
The mission of the Friends of the Sedona Library is to support 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;
to provide for a vibrant cultural gathering place, and cultivate a sense
of public involvement through volunteering for the community.
The Friends hold semiannual books sales that directly fund collection expansion
as well as children’s and other community programs during the year.
The books that are offered through these sales come from the existing library
collection when they are no longer needed by the library and by ongoing
donations from the community.
The schedule for this year’s Fall Book Sale is as follows:
Preview Night: Friday, October 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For Friends of the Library, invited guests, staff and volunteers.
Sale: October 25 - October 31
Sale open to the public during regular library hours Monday through
Saturday and also on Sunday, October 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Friends also sell books online through Amazon.com. Take a peek at their
inventory by going to http://www.amazon.com/shops/sedonafossilz.
Another fund raiser is the ever-popular Festival of Wreaths which is now
held every other year (on even years) and preparations are well underway
for this year’s Festival. Tickets are now on sale for the Festival
of Wreaths opening Gala Event, which will be held on Sunday November 9,
from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. The kickoff event features wine, appetizers, musical
entertainment, raffle prizes, and great company.
You can also support the Friends of the Library by purchasing a Bashas’ Community
Card at the Library’s reference desk for $10 (they are not available
for purchase at the grocery store). By purchasing a card, you can donate
six percent of your regular grocery expenses to the Friends group, at no
additional cost to you.
To support the goals of the Friends, you are cordially invited
to join. To do so, please pick up a membership form at the library
or visit their website page: www.sedonalibrary.org/fol.php.
Members of the Friends Board are 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; and Anne Smith, Trustee. A special thank you to the Board and all
who support the library through membership in the Friends group.
I know that the Sedona Public Library is a source of pride for our community.
Our Friends group is a source of pride as well. I hope this week everyone
will support this outstanding group.
Sedona Public Library is located at 3250 White Bear Road in West
Sedona. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite
D-100, in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours in the Village
are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
You may call the main Library at 928.282.7714 and SPL-V at
928.284.1603 for more information about exhibits and services
that we offer.
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Virginia Volkman is
Director of the Sedona Public Library.