By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: June 2016
The Village of Oak Creek is a great place to live, work, and play.
The best way to make new friends here is to get involved. This
article will highlight several organizations that partner directly with
the Library to provide opportunities for you to give back to your community,
meet new people, and support the Library.
Join Friends of the Sedona Library. This organization provides over $100,000
each year to assist with the Library’s operating expenses. The Friends
always need help sorting, pricing, and preparing donations for
book sales. In February, the Friends donated a Kindle Fire and
Library tote bags as door prizes for our Love Your Library Open House at
Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V). For many years, the Friends
have provided generous funding for the Arizona Humanities programs that
are held in the Village. Stop by the Library to pick up your membership
The Red Rock Quilters have been long-time supporters of the Library. When
the Library moved to Bell Rock Plaza, the Quilters donated two
that are permanently displayed for all to enjoy. One of the quilts
has a library in the center surrounded by houses representing our community.
Thanks to Eunice Hill for spearheading this service project. The Red Rock
Quilters have also donated quilts for quilt raffles to raise funds for SPL-V.
The Red Rock Quilters Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild meets second
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except in July and August) at the Church
of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive.
If you have been to the Village library recently, you have probably admired
the colorful planters that beautify the entrance. These planters were
donated by the Sedona Area Garden Club. This organization has many service
projects around town. We are very pleased they adopted the Village library.
The Sedona Area Garden Club is part of the National and Arizona Federated
Garden Clubs. For more information, call club president Barb Livermont at
Are you interested in promoting early childhood literacy? The Rotary Club
of Sedona partners with Sedona Public Library to sponsor a program called
the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Children from birth to five years
of age, who reside in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, and the Beaver Creek
School District, may receive free books by mail each month. Children must
be registered for the program. For more information about Imagination Library,
pick up a brochure at the Library. The registration form in English and
Spanish is also available online at the Sedona Rotary website http://sedonarotary.org/Page/imagination-library .
Visit Sedona Public Library in the Village at Suite 51 A in
Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. The Village library is closed Sunday and Monday. For more
information call the library at 928-284-1603 or visit Sedona
website at www.sedonalibrary.org.
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.