Sat, March 28

Village branch library hits 5-figure service threshold

When Sedona Public Library in the Village opened its doors on Dec. 15, 2005, the dream of establishing a library for VOC patrons became a reality.

For the first five years the satellite was open, Dotte Vande Linde and many dedicated volunteers helped patrons with their library needs. In 2006, the first year the VOC library was open, 8,844 patrons passed through the doors.

From January through October of 2010, we have assisted 15,789 patrons at SPL in the Village. Our goal is for this number to increase as more people discover and utilize SPL in the Village.

Three computers with free Internet service and WiFi connections are available at SPL in the Village. Patrons may place holds on most items from the Yavapai Library Network and will be notified when their hold items are available for pick up at VOC. The best way to receive notification is to confirm your email address the next time you visit the library.

For your security we do not share email addresses. If you do not have email, please make certain that we have your correct phone number on file. We will do our best to contact you when your hold items arrive.

The new computer software generates a courtesy notice to remind you when your items are due. Most of the library patrons welcome this reminder. If you have email and are not receiving notices from the library, check your email again.

These notices are generated from, not the Sedona Public Library.

Friends of the Library and the Arizona Humanities Council will sponsor another program offered in VOC.

On Monday, Dec. 13, Todd Weber will present an in-character program about John Wesley Powell and his adventures exploring the Grand Canyon. The speaker is a John Wesley Powell historian who resides in Prescott. You may find more information about the program by accessing the presenter's website at

The first program begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Weber will share an encore performance at 6 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library on Dec. 13. These programs are FREE and open to the public.

We appreciate the efforts of Ann Meiggs, VOC Library Board member, who coordinates programs with the Arizona Humanities Council. She is currently working on presentations for 2011.

Mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Library book sale in the Village.

The book sale will be held in the training room at the Village Fire Station #3. Friends of the Library may attend the preview sale on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 27, 5-8 p.m. The main sale will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28-30.

Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the book sale. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cheryl at 284-1603 to sign up.

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