Thu, Feb. 27

Helping hands make your library essential part of Village community

Jan Billiam, left,  and Juanita Peterson of the Sedona Area Garden Club tend to a planter at the Village library.

Jan Billiam, left, and Juanita Peterson of the Sedona Area Garden Club tend to a planter at the Village library.

The Village of Oak Creek is a great place to live, work, and play. The best way to make new friends here is to get involved.

This article will highlight several organizations that partner directly with the Library to provide opportunities for you to give back to your community, meet new people, and support the Library.

Join Friends of the Sedona Library. This organization provides over $100,000 each year to assist with the Library's operating expenses. The Friends always need help sorting, pricing, and preparing donations for book sales.

In February, the Friends donated a Kindle Fire and Library tote bags as door prizes for our Love Your Library Open House at Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V). For many years, the Friends have provided generous funding for the Arizona Humanities programs that are held in the Village. Stop by the Library to pick up your membership form.

The Red Rock Quilters have been long-time supporters of the Library. When the Library moved to Bell Rock Plaza, the Quilters donated two lovely quilts that are permanently displayed for all to enjoy. One of the quilts has a library in the center surrounded by houses representing our community.

Thanks to Eunice Hill for spearheading this service project. The Red Rock Quilters have also donated quilts for quilt raffles to raise funds for SPL-V. The Red Rock Quilters Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild meets second Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon (except in July and August) at the Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive.

If you have been to the Village library recently, you have probably admired the colorful planters that beautify the entrance. The Sedona Area Garden Club donated these planters.

This organization has many service projects around town. We are very pleased they adopted the Village library. The Sedona Area Garden Club is part of the National and Arizona Federated Garden Clubs. For more information, call club president Barb Livermont at 554-4121.

Are you interested in promoting early childhood literacy? The Rotary Club of Sedona partners with Sedona Public Library to sponsor a program called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Children from birth to five years of age, who reside in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, and the Beaver Creek School District, may receive free books by mail each month. Children must be registered for the program.

For more information about Imagination Library, pick up a brochure at the Library. The registration form in English and Spanish is also available online at the Sedona Rotary website

Visit Sedona Public Library in the Village at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Village library is closed Sunday and Monday.

For more information call the library at 928-284-1603 or visit Sedona Public Library's website at

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