With the overwhelming selection of books available to readers, the question becomes how does one choose a good book? Some people base their selections on author or genre.
Many people go with recommended reading lists from newspapers, magazines, and the Sedona Public Library web site. Book club endorsements prompt readers to select books they may not otherwise consider reading.
Of course, a book recommendation from a friend always ranks high on my reading list.
While Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V) does not house a permanent collection, our circulation depends on daily returns. Our small but diverse collection for circulation includes new and popular items.
You may be surprised what you will find on the shelves.
On more than one occasion, I have "scored" a popular item that I had placed on my hold list.
If you are looking for a specific title or author, you should search the library catalog at www.sedonalibrary.org and place the item on hold for pick up at the VOC location.
The process is easy. You simply need your patron identification (14-digit library card number with no spaces) and your pin number (probably the last four digits of your phone number); then, you may place a hold from any of the libraries in the Yavapai County Library Network.
Don't forget to designate VOC as your pick up location!
SPL-V does a big business in the holds department. Rose Dana, a regular patron at SPL-V, brings her children to the library almost every Saturday morning to pick up their hold requests.
Rose recently remarked, "One of the things I really love about the convenience of the VOC branch is that when my children get excited about a series of books, I can find the whole series somewhere in the Yavapai County Library Network and have the books delivered a block away from my house."
Speaking of books, thanks to everyone who supported the June book sale. The efforts of Carolyn Fisher and Leigh Shafer cannot go unnoticed.
Applause to Jeanne Baggs for constantly collecting, sorting, and storing books at her home. Bonnie Martin and Janice LaDuke added their efforts by scouring donations to add to the permanent collection and by pricing books.
Thanks to the many volunteers who made the book sale happen. SPL-V extends appreciation to the Sedona Fire District for providing space.
All proceeds from the Village book sale go directly to SPL-V.
As far as upcoming events at SPL-V, Gary Rubin will be the next featured artist for the rotating artist series.
Gary's artwork will be displayed beginning Tuesday, July 5. An artist's reception is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, from 4-6 p.m.
For his 2011 summer exhibit, Gary's theme is "Go West." Don't miss this opportunity to view the amazing nail sculptures by the creative and talented Gary Rubin.
The next Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) community book discussion is scheduled for Monday, July 18 at Sedona Winds Retirement Center. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.
The focus of the book discussion will be Farewell to Manzanar written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. When she was 7 years old, Houston and her family were sent to live at the Manzanar internment camp.
Her memoir describes her experiences. AHC programs are brought to you by Sedona Public Library's Board of Trustees and funded by Friends of the Library. All programs are free and open to the public. If you need a copy of the book, please call the library at 284-1603.
If you are looking for something fun to do, grab your blanket and lawn chair and head out to Cinema under the Stars sponsored by the Sedona International Film Festival.
The next outdoor film (title to be announced) will be Tuesday, July 19 in the courtyard at Tequa Plaza.
For details regarding the film go to the SIFF website at http://www.sedonafilmfestival.com/. SPL-V will be open before the film. Stop by the library to view Gary Rubin's art display and to purchase books at the mini book sale.
As you can see, Sedona Public Library in the Village is a busy place!
SPL-V is located at Highway 179 Suite C 102 in the courtyard at Tequa Plaza.
Look for the book returns facing Highway 179.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.