For: Red Rock News
Date: July 22, 2016
Sedona Public Library Receives Community
I’m thrilled that the Sedona Public Library
has received the 2016 Spirit
of Sedona Community Collaborator Award from the Arizona Community
Foundation of Sedona. This award recognizes the Library’s successful
work in bringing individuals and groups together to benefit the
It’s an honor to be acknowledged for our community engagement. Sedona
Public Library is the third recipient of this award following the Verde
Valley Medical Center in 2014 and the Rotary Club of Sedona in 2015. We
are in good company with these past recipients.
Sedona Public Library, founded in 1958, is a non-profit organization that
has made a huge impact on the Sedona region for nearly 60 years. In fact,
200,000 residents and visitors come through the doors of the main library
and the Village library each year to create, communicate, and collaborate.
Often when people come in to read the news, check out a new bestseller or
admire the annual quilt show, they see someone they know or make a new friend.
The Library has been likened to the ‘family room’ for the
community. We provide something for everyone, and enhancing the lives of
patrons and guests is what we’re all about. Let us know if there’s
a connection we can help you make.
This important award reflects the history of strong partnerships the Library
holds with numerous community organizations and professional groups. These
partners provide valuable services for the community at the West Sedona
location as well as in the Village of Oak Creek. Partners include Northern
Arizona Healthcare, Chamber Music Sedona, Veterans History Project, Sedona
Winds Retirement Community, Arizona Humanities, Friends of Sedona Library,
AARP, Oak Creek Apples Macintosh Users, Consulate of Mexico, and many more.
Through the Act One Culture Pass program we collaborate with 19 organizations
to offer free admission for two to museums and cultural institutions in
Northern Arizona and the Phoenix region.
We sponsored over 800 free library events and gatherings last year including
activities specifically for children, youth and families; art,
photography, quilt, and weaving exhibits; movie nights and literary
readings; legal and computer workshops; as well as music, theater,
and comedy events. Additionally, 50 non-profit organizations used
the meeting rooms throughout the year.
But even with all the hustle and bustle, the beautiful facilities offer
numerous quiet spaces for reading, computer work, or research.
The Library is a shining example of collaboration and owes its success
to the continued involvement and commitment of this community, and the passion
and dedication of its staff, board and volunteers.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies
upon the community to fund its programs and services. SPL is grateful for
the support of the City of Sedona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, Friends
of the Library, businesses, foundations, and individuals like you. Please
support your public library with a tax-deductible gift by visiting www.sedonalibrary.org.
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 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite
51 A. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday
from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 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
Virginia Volkman is Library Director of Sedona Public Library.