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Village News

By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: June 2012

There are many reasons people use the services offered by public libraries.   Here are just a few reasons to visit Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V):

  • Use free public Internet computers and Wi-Fi.
  • Browse the shelves to see what other people are reading.
  • Pick up your hold items from other libraries in the Yavapai County Library Network (YLN).
  • Learn how to download free library books to your e-reader.
  • View art work on display.
  • Return items from other libraries in the YLN.
  • Chat with other book lovers.
  • Select books from the children’s honor collection for your grandchildren who are visiting.
  • Read the “Sedona Red Rock News,” “The Arizona Republic,” “The Arizona Daily Sun,” “Kudos,” “The Villager” and “Book Page.”
  • Ask a librarian.  Technology cannot replace human interaction.

As part of the ongoing SPL-V Rotating Artist Series, Jill Williams will be displaying her artwork during June.  The artist’s show entitled “Painting in Pairs” includes accent art painted on the rough side of Hardie Board.  Some of the artwork will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to SPL-V for operating expenses. 

Mark your calendar for the Village book sale at the VOC Fire Station.   Preview night for Friends of the Library members and library volunteers is Thursday, June 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Book sale dates for the general public are June 22, June 23, and June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   If you would like to volunteer at the Village book sale, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928.284.1603 or at 

SPL-V is currently accepting donations of books, DVDs and music CDs for the sale. We ask that your donations be in good condition.  Due to limited storage space, please call SPL-V before you bring your donations to the library during business hours.  Do not leave donations outside or put them in book drop boxes.  The last day to bring your donations to the library for the June book sale is Saturday, June 16.

The next community book discussion will be Monday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.  “Vanished Arizona:  Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman” written by Martha Summerhayes will be the focus of the book discussion.  Here is an excerpt from the summary on the book cover:

“Although Martha Summerhayes’s recollections span a quarter of a century and life at a dozen army posts, the heart of this book concerns her experiences during the 1870s in Arizona…”

Pick up your loaner copy of “Vanished Arizona” at SPL-V.  You may download the book to your e-reader device from

Most people visit Sedona Public Library in the Village because it is convenient.  Sedona Public Library in the Village is at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102, in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza.  Library hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday.   The library is closed Sunday and Monday. 

When the library is closed, you may return library materials to the bookdrop boxes in the parking lot facing Highway 179.  Please bring all donations to the library during business hours.  If you have questions, you may contact Cheryl Yeatts, SPL-V manager, at 928.284.1603 or at   Thank you for your continuing support of library services in the Village of Oak Creek. 

Cheryl Yeatts
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on: Gateway to Sedona and Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village.