By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: March 2013
The doors of Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V) at Tequa Plaza
opened February 1, 2011. As the library recently celebrated its two-year
anniversary in the current location, now seems like the perfect opportunity to
reflect on our accomplishments. Current statistics show increases in
library services provided by the Village service center: number
of patron cards issued, number of items circulated, and number of Internet
computer sessions. The daily door count also reflects that more
patrons and visitors are using the library service center in the Village
than in 2011.
Funding provided from a federal grant was used to purchase five new
desktop computers and five laptop computers for public use. In
addition, an LSTA (Library Services Technology Act) grant enabled the
library to install a reservation system for public computer use and
to acquire demonstration models of eReader devices. Also,
LSTA grant funds were used to offer several free workshops which included
the following: basic computer skills, basic email, information
about eReaders and tablets, and one-on-one instruction for downloading
library books to eReader devices.
The Sedona 30 and the Sedona Friends of the Library contributed funds
to purchase a new book drop box for SPL-V. In addition, the Sedona
Friends of the Library (FOL) shared the cost of purchasing the new computers.
Every year, FOL sponsors the Arizona Humanities Council programs at
Sedona Winds. If you are a member of FOL, we appreciate your support
and generosity. If you are not a member of FOL, it's never too
late to join!
As part of the ongoing Rotating Artist Series at Sedona Public Library
in the Village, the Northern Arizona Stitchers Chapter of the Embroiderers'
Guild of America (EGA) will display their artwork at SPL-V beginning
Tuesday, March 12. Some of their arts and crafts will be available
for purchase through May 11. An artists' reception will be held
at the Village library on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m. During the reception, several members of EGA will be happy
to share with you their techniques and the inspiration for each piece.
If you are a fan of John Wayne, don't miss "Riding with the Duke:
John Wayne in Arizona." The program begins at 1:30 p.m. on Monday,
March 25, at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Greg McNamee,
who often writes about film and Western history alike for such publications
as "Encyclopedia Britannica" and "The Hollywood Reporter", examines
the Duke's long career in Arizona. This presentation, sponsored
by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Friends of the Sedona Public
Library, is free and open to the public. Donations are always
Thanks to the efforts of many individuals working together, Sedona
Public Library in the Village has developed into a successful service
center for the community. We hope you find SPL-V to be a friendly,
inviting atmosphere where we know you by name and greet you with a smile.
Our goal is to provide the best service that a public library can offer.
Sedona Public Library in the Village is located 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. on Saturday. The
library is closed Sunday and Monday. When the library is closed, please
return library materials to the book drop box. If you have questions
or need directions to SPL-V, you may contact Cheryl Yeatts, site manager,
at 928.284.1603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sedona Public Library is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation,
supported by donations and grants. Your tax-deductible donation may
be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ
86336. Thank you for your continuing support of library services
in the Village of Oak Creek.
Village News appears monthly in The Villager and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village.