For: Red Rock News
Date: September 23, 2016
Sedona Public Library Can Save You Money
Sedona Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public
libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to access the free services
available at their local library during September, Library Card Sign-up
We invite you to apply for a card at the main library in West Sedona or
at Sedona Library in the Village. Getting one is free and easy at either
location. Just stop into your local branch with your photo ID and proof
of residency and we will issue your card.
If you have a card but haven’t used it in a while, we encourage you
to drop by the circulation desk and update your e-mail address
and contact information so that you can receive our monthly e-newsletter,
which will tell you about the programming and free services available each
Lost your card? During September we are waiving the $5 replacement card
fee. So stop in and get a new card, completely free of charge.
Once you have your card and visit the library on a regular basis, you can
save money. There’s an easy way to calculate what it would cost you
if you had to budget for the services that the library provides
for you. Visit the American Library Association website at www.ala.org and
put the word calculator in the search box. Then go to the Library Value
You can find out how much you would have to pay out-of-pocket for almost
everything you get at the Sedona Public Library. Simply enter the number
of times each month that you use each service and the value of those services
will be calculated.
Let’s assume you make one visit to the library this month. If you
borrow just a single book at an estimated cost of $17, a magazine at $5,
a movie at $4, an audio book at $9.95 and also use a library computer for
just an hour ($12), the calculator tells you that the library has a value
of $47.95 for you for that month, for just one visit.
A typical library patron might check out five movies during a visit and
is back the next week to do the same. If it’s a weekly habit, 250
movies a year are borrowed, with a yearly value of $1,040.
Each year the library purchases thousands of books, newspapers, magazines,
DVDs, CDs and electronic resources. Combine that with the quality donations
that arrive each day and are added to the collection, and residents and
visitors have a big and varied group of new items from which to choose.
The Library is a member of the Yavapai Library Network. Through a shared
online catalog you’re able to reserve and borrow items from 42 other
libraries. If the latest book you borrowed came from another Yavapai
County library, there was no charge for you for that extra service.
Take a look at how you use the library. Do you borrow books or movies?
Do you read a magazine or daily newspaper at the library? Do you attend
a program, use a computer or tap into our wireless connection? Calculate
the value of the library in your life. Consider a contribution to the library
so that we can continue to offer free and innovative services to the community.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partially
supported by the City of Sedona and Yavapai and Coconino Counties. We also
require donations and grants to fund our operations. Your tax-deductible
donation may be made online through our website or sent to: Sedona Public
Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
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.