By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: News from Sedona Public Library in the Village
Date: February 2016
Save the date! Sedona Public Library in the Village is having a Love Your
Library Open House on Wednesday, February 17, from 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. Stop by to check out our new location, enjoy some refreshments, and
enter our raffle to win a Kindle Fire HD. Special thanks to Friends of the
Library for providing funds to purchase the Kindle Fire for this special
In the fall of 2015, the Village library relocated from Tequa and opened
at the new location at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library patrons, volunteers,
and staff seem to be very pleased with the new library service center, located
between the Fitzpatrick Law Office and the Verde Valley Medical Labs. Statistics
for SPL-V from the Library Director’s report for December 2015 show
an increase in circulation, number of cards issued, and traffic.
We have another outstanding Arizona Humanities program scheduled in February.
In observance of Black History month, Dr. Akua Duku Anoyke will present “African
American Pioneers of Arizona,” on Wednesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m.
at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This presentation,
funded by the Friends of the Sedona Library and the Arizona Humanities,
is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome. Special thanks
to Sedona Winds Retirement Community for providing our meeting space. Please
note: parking and seating are limited at Sedona Winds.
During this presentation, Dr. Anoyke will share compelling documentaries
based on interviews to tell the stories of prominent African Americans who
contributed to the life and culture of Arizona. Such luminaries include
the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren
Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode and Carol Coles Henry. Each individual’s
life is portrayed through prominent events that took place in Arizona and
the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives
of the state.
Thank you for your continuing support of library services in the Village.
Your generous donations, designated specifically for Sedona Public
Library in the Village, assist with funding daily operations of the Village
library. Another way to support the Library is by joining Friends of the
Sedona Library. The 2016 membership campaign is underway. You may pick up
your application and return it to SPL-V. The Friends provide more than $100,000
annually toward the Library's budget. They also providing funding for the
Arizona Humanities programs in the Village. These programs are free and
open to the public. Book sales and other fundraisers bring in more than
half of this amount, but the membership drive is still a priority. Your
financial assistance is much appreciated. It's a valuable investment in
your Library's future.
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.