Spooktacular 2020, Going Online! | Sedona.Biz – The Internet Voice of Sedona and The Verde Valley – Sedona.biz

Posted: October 3, 2020 at 4:55 am


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By Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director

Sedona AZ (October 2, 2020) The seasons are changing, days are growing longer and cooler, and Halloween is just around the corner. With it comes Sedona Public Librarys annual fall celebration! And since nothing is normal this year, were following suit with our first ever Spooktacular Online!Everyone is invited to enjoy the fun on Friday, October 30. Weve got a great lineup again this year, and all youll have to do is visit our Facebook page, YouTube Channel, or our website for nonstop posts and Halloween celebration.

Prepare for a day of family-friendly pop-up spooky readings! Well show videos throughout the day of patrons, staff, board members, students, local stars, and maybe YOU reading something fun, spooky, historic, poignant or hilarious, all themed for Halloween, autumn, or Da de los Muertos. There are so many options! We already have commitments from our new Youth Services Director Viviane Kraus, Arizona writers Jesse Sensibar and Gary Every, and yours truly, Anne Marie. Will you join the fun? Just email Anne Marie for more information.

Last years photo booth was a hoot! So this year, were hosting an online photo contest. Sharpen your selfie skills, and snap pictures of you and yours in costume, in character, or just hanging out and celebrating the season. Dress up as your favorite literary character, get a group shot of your family carving a pumpkin, dust off those silly wigs and stand on your heads. The skys the limit, just have fun, and remember, there will be prizes for the Cutest, Scariest, and Most Unique photos. Send your entries and questions toamackler@sedonalibrary.org.

What would a family event at the Library be without story times? Our wonderful youth services staff, and special guests, will be reading childrens books for you and yours to enjoy! Well also have Grab & Go Craft kits available Halloween week, and well post instructional videos on our website. Be sure to send us a photo of you and your creations so we can post them on our website. This is going to be a spectacular Spooktacular!

And if youre looking for good reads, music, movies, or other Halloween-themed items from our collection, watch for our display in the Library, where you can browse from Monday through Friday, 12pm to 5pm. (Masks and social distancing required.) Well also post our recommendation list on our website, so if you dont want to come in, just browse the list, put your selected items on hold and when theyre in, you can pick them up in our parking lot!

So much has been cancelled this year, but as your 24/7 Library, we make our services and collection available online all the time! Watch for updates to our Spooktacular plan as we work to create an event that guarantees your holiday is as fun, and as safe, as it can be.

Your Library is one community staple that didnt disappear during COVID-19. If you havent yet explored all that we offer from our website, please visitsedonalibrary.org, and from there youll find that you can check out books or magazines, take a class, watch a movie, learn a language, and celebrate Spooktacular Online!

Its with your support that we can so reliably be your 24/7 Library, and our technology just keeps improving. Since March of this year weve replaced all of our computers in West Sedona, installed WiFi extenders across our building and parking lot, and were almost ready to check out Chromebooks and hot spots to those who need them. Were not only meeting the communitys technology and information needs, but your celebration needs, too!

So please, join us for the first ever Spooktacular Online, and while youre on our website, consider making an online gift! Its easy atsedonalibrary.org/donate.

You need a great library, especially during these trying times, and we need your support. Thank you. For more information about Spooktacular Online, or supporting Sedona Public Library, please contact Anne Marie atamackler@sedonalibrary.org. See you soon!

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