Library volunteers honored

From left, volunteers Julie Pawelak, Eddie Gibson, Marie Olivarez, and Valerie Girard review circulation procedures at SPL-V.

From left, volunteers Julie Pawelak, Eddie Gibson, Marie Olivarez, and Valerie Girard review circulation procedures at SPL-V.

Author Elizabeth Andrew stated, "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."

During a recent workshop for circulation volunteers at Sedona Public Library in the Village, the subject of volunteering came up. A lively discussion ensued about the rewards of volunteering.

Circulation volunteers agreed that volunteering at SPL-V is a good way to get to know the community and to meet new people. They like helping patrons and enjoy sharing information about books and authors.

One 10-year veteran volunteer remarked, "I think supporting a library is one of the best uses of our tax dollars."

As the only paid staff member at SPL-V, I depend on the volunteers to assist with the operation of SPL-V. Circulation volunteers at SPL-V include Valerie Brandt, Eddie Gibson, Valerie Girard, Joy Greaves, Janice LaDuke, Sonja Landholm, Marie Olivarez, Julie Pawelak, Kathi Sartwell, Diane Schwilling, Florence Shreve, Patty Swanson, Bruce Vegter, and Dennis Young.

Credit must also be given to the SPL-V committee for their vision and commitment to the library in VOC.

In addition, I appreciate Friends of the Library for their fund-raising efforts and support of library programs. Please continue to acknowledge these valuable volunteers who contribute so much to SPL-V.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is proud to sponsor a rotating artist series. The next display entitled "Doors, Windows & Portraits of People: A Cultural Journey" will feature photography by Beverly Copen.

The exhibit opens May 10. An artist's reception is planned for Wednesday, May 18, from 4-6 p.m. A portion of the sales will be donated to SPL-V. Don't miss this opportunity to view the incredible photography of Beverly Copen.

The upcoming Arizona Humanities Council program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

The community book discussion will focus on the book Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. This fictional story follows the interactions between the lives of two couples in Southern California, one a pair of wealthy suburbanites, the other illegal immigrants from Mexico.

Arizona Humanities Council programs are sponsored by Sedona Public Library's Board of Trustees and funded by Friends of the Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

Cinema Under the Stars is back! The first outdoor movie sponsored by the Sedona Film Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, at Tequa Plaza. SPL-V will be open prior to the start of the film. We will also have a mini book sale. Proceeds from the book sale will go directly to SPL-V.

Speaking of book sales, we are currently accepting donations for the June book sale in the Village. We welcome your donations. Due to limited space in the library book drops, we ask that you bring your donations to the library during library hours.

You may request a donation receipt for your records. Watch for book sale dates and opportunities to volunteer.

There are many ways that you can support SPL-V. You can make a donation to the Sedona Public Library designated for Village services. You can support books sales. You can join Friends of the Library. You can purchase art from the rotating artist series. You can volunteer.

The best way to show your support of SPL-V is to continue to utilize library services in the Village. We are located at 7000 Highway 179 Suite C-102. Look for the book drop boxes in the parking lot facing Highway 179. We are just around the corner in the courtyard. Hours of operation are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Please contact us at 928.284.1603 if you have questions.

Thank you for your continuing support of library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

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