Library News

By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: July 12, 2013

Library Resources on the Go

Sedona Public Library offers a number of ways to keep reading over the summer. Though you may be away from home, you can still take advantage of many services that the Library offers.

Want to travel light? We have e-readers to check out from both the main library in West Sedona and Sedona Public Library in the Village in Tequa Marketplace. The NOOK Simple Touch is small enough to hold in your hand and to slip into a bag or a purse. The device weighs 7.48 ounces, making it lighter than a paperback book. It has a long battery life and is simple to charge. The no-glare touchscreen display is easy to read and navigate. With a few taps on the screen, you can change the font and text size.

Go online to to see the complete list of books available in English and Spanish, the NOOK loan policy, and to see if there’s one available to check out. During the three-week circulation period, borrowers may read any or all of the twenty-two books in the NOOK library. Patrons may NOT download books to these devices.

Some of the titles available in English are: “Age of Miracles” by Karen Walker, “Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny, “Fallen Angel” by Daniel Silva, “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O'Reilly, “The Casual Vacancy” by JK Rowling, and “The Tools” by Phil Stutz, A few of the titles available in Spanish are: Cien años de soledad por Gabriel García Márquez, Cincuenta sombras de Grey por E.L. James, Como agua para chocolate por Laura Esquivel, Conquistadora por Esmeralda Santiago, Criadas y señoras por Kathryn Stockett. Use the summer months to brush up on your Spanish or read in your native language.

Cardholders now have access to issues of complete digital magazines, through a new library service called Zinio. Available on any Internet computer and on certain tablets and phones, Zinio is a free online magazine collection that displays popular magazines on the screen just as they appear in the print version. Over 180 magazines to suit every interest are available through Zinio, including Consumer Reports, Yoga Journal, Car and Driver, and Martha Stewart Living. Zinio is a free service provided to libraries statewide by the Arizona State Library.

Zinio digital magazines, unlike books, DVDs, and other library items, don't need to be put on hold or turned in at the end of a checkout period. You can access digital magazines immediately and keep them as long as you like.

To log on to Zinio and start reading magazines, click on the Zinio icon on the Databases A to Z page of the Library's web site, On the page that opens, follow the brief numbered steps, or access detailed instructions by clicking the link in the Zinio description on the Library's Databases page.

Books are available online to read or listen to on your computer or to download to your e-reader, tablet, or phone. Visit our website at for an overview of our online services or click on Download Ebooks from a link on our homepage. New fiction and non-fiction titles are available through Overdrive. If you’re mostly interested in non-fiction books, Ebrary offers access to more than 85,000 full-text titles in subject areas including health, computers, and business.

TumbleBook Library is our online resource for children, which can be accessed from our home page by clicking on Ebooks for Kids. Best-selling and classic books are available to view, listen to, or as read-alongs. It also offers puzzles and games, and informational videos on geography, animals, planets, and other science topics. Click on TumbleTour at the bottom of the page for a virtual tour of what’s available. You can choose from English, French, or Spanish formats. There’s also a mobile option.

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 free library services.

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.