Village News

By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: April 2015

What do Neil Gaiman, John Grisham, Brad Meltzer, and Judy Blume have in common? If you recognized these names as those of famous authors, you were correct. Did you also know that these individuals have served as honorary chairs for National Library Week? Continue reading to find out which well-known author is this year’s chair and to learn more about National Library Week.

During the week of April 12-18, Sedona Public Library in the Village joins libraries in schools, on campuses, and in communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.” First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to recognize the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Libraries offer unlimited possibilities. Today's libraries can help you discover a new and exciting world. Visit your library for free computer access to help with your job search or find resources to plan a dream vacation. Attend an Arizona Humanities program to hear about river runners of the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s early women entrepreneurs, or Winslow’s La Posada Hotel. Participate in a lively book discussion, discover a new author, or learn how to download e-books. Access library databases online to gain knowledge about car repair, learn a language, or research your family history.

By the way, best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week 2015. Baldacci’s novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide. In addition, Baldacci is involved with several philanthropic organizations, including his family’s Wish You Well Foundation, which fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs.

Library Events in the Village:

Arizona Humanities Program: Join Jan Cleere for her presentation “Business Not As Usual: Arizona’s Early Women Entrepreneurs” on Wednesday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This program, funded by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, is free and open to the public.

Community Book Discussion: Participate in the book discussion of “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini on Wednesday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V. The book is also available in large print, audiobook, and e-book formats. Contact the library for assistance.

Rotating Artist Program : Display of “Illustrating Literature: Charcoal Drawings on Book Pages,” created by artist Stephanie Peters, continues during April.

In honor of National Library Week and to assist the library in providing innovative and responsive programming for our community, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the library. You can donate safely and securely on our website at or mail your donation to Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336.

Libraries are constantly changing. Stop by your local library to help us celebrate National Library Week.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100 in the courtyard of Tequa 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 library is closed Sunday and Monday. When the library is closed, you may return library materials to the drop box located outside the library. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or if you have questions or need directions. Additional information can also be found on Sedona Public Library’s website at Thank you for your support.

Cheryl Yeatts
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.