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Now introducing: Libby! The new one-touch app for ebooks & audiobooks from Overdrive. It's even more simple to use. Ask a staff member for more information, or sign up for a one-on-one appointment. 

Download eBooks & Audiobooks for free, from your library! Read or listen on your tablet or smartphone.   

No late fees! All you need is an Internet connection, your library card and pin number! (should be the last 4 digits of your phone #)
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The book discussion group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10AM in the meeting room. Come join the fun as we discuss some of the most interesting books you will ever read! Click HERE for the current book list.

Writing for fun!
Pull out that pen and paper and come join the Writing For Fun group in our meeting room every Tuesday morning at 9AM. New members are always welcome.

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The 2018 Summer Reading Program

The theme of this year's Summer Reading Program is "Libraries Rock!" 
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The Summer Reading Program runs for 7 weeks through Saturday, July 21. 

Check out our Children's page for more information on Summer Reading Program activities and programs. For adults, Bookshelf Bingo is back! Pick up a Bingo sheet at the reference desk
or download a printable copy here for a chance to win some great prizes!

Sticks & Tones Performance

As part of the 2018 "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading program the library welcomes musical duo Sticks & Tones. For over 15 years, the duo Sticks and Tones has been inspiring audiences to sing, dance, laugh and play along with ethnic percussion instruments and piano. This program is free and open to parents and children of all ages.

Wednesday, June 20th @ 2 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

The Kilted Man Rocks the Library!
As part of the 2018 “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program, we are excited to announce a special free performance by The Kilted Man. Veteran performer Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales.

Saturday, June 23 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Facebook 101 with Steve Hensyel

Join City of Cottonwood IT Technician Steve Hensyel for a three-part series on using Facebook. Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up.

Friday, June 15, 22, 29 @ 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Free GED Test Training

Come learn more about the GED test--how it works and what you need to know to pass the test. 

Wednesday, June 27 @ 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Poetry Reading & Community Share

Local poet Marita Gale will offer a poetry reading followed by an intimate discussion where participants have the opportunity to share stories and experiences about the #metoo movement and related topics. All adults of all gender identities welcome. 

Saturday, June 30 @ 10:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Andy See & his Swinging Jamboree Rock Out @ the Library!

As part of the 2018 “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program, the Cottonwood Public Library welcomes Andy See & his Swinging Jamboree for a free show on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. See has been performing his high-octane raucous rhythm and blues music for over 25 years and currently lives in Flagstaff. Everyone is welcome for this fun and free performance. 

Google Apps Class

Google Apps includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Photos and more. Learn all about Google Apps in a series of four free classes with Sonja Whisman. 
Registration is required, please call 928-634-7559 to sign up.

Wednesday, June 13, 20, 27 & July 11 @ 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

The Seed Library Returns

The Seed Library returns on Saturday, May 5 and will continue on the first Saturdays of the month through November 3. Check out free seeds, grow the plants and return some of the seeds to help propagate plants that are more well-adapted to the high-desert climate. 
First Saturdays @ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot lobby


with Jim Ahlstrom

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back to the
Big Band Era of the '30s, 40s and 50s'
Listen to music from the Big Band era emphasizing a new band leader each month with trivia, foreign and current Big Band artists.
Attendees are encouraged to bring in their favorite Big band CDs to share.
Every 3rd Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in the Dede Ewald Room

Career Online High School Scholarships Available

The Yavapai County Free Library District is now offering adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. Career Online High School is an online high school diploma and career certification program. This program offers scholarships to a limited number of qualified students.
Click the link below for more information. 

The Artist's Corner
                                                                                                                                          Experience live art demonstrations at the library every third Tuesday of the month. The purpose of this program is to not only showcase and support the wealth of local artists in the area but also inspire patrons to create some art themselves. Tuesday, July 17 will feature Pet Portraits with Hollie Lockard from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Adult coloring is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Grownups will be able to "Color Your Cares Away" on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Adult coloring books, crayons and colored pencils will be provided. 

Movie Mondays!

Join us every second Monday of the month and watch a FREE movie with your friends. Free popcorn! On Monday, July 9 we will be showing 7 Days in Entebbe at 11 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. "Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted."  Rated PG-13. Seating is limited. 

Chess Club
Are you an aspiring chess master? Join like-minded chess enthusiasts for a friendly game of chess. Chess boards will be provided.
Third Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Library Meeting Room A

Family Movie

On Saturday, June 16, the Library will be showing "Peter Rabbit" in the Youth Services Program Room at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids are welcome! Family Movies will be shown once a month on Saturdays. Check our calendars for upcoming movie schedules. 



Support Our Library with Amazon Smile

Did you know that you that the Amazon Smile program will donate 0.5% of every purchase made on Amazon to our Bookmarks Friends of the Library group? Follow the link below and sign up today!

You can help earn rewards for Cottonwood Bookmarks every time you shop at Fry's by registering your VIP card at When you log on, click on Community, then Community Rewards Program. Enter your card number or create an account, then choose Cottonwood Bookmarks - Friends of the Library to become a partner.

The Spanish Group meets every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to
4:15 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. This is an informal and free meeting that is open to both beginning and advanced Spanish students. English as a Second Language (ESL) learners are encouraged to attend as well. 

Check out our Online Resources page!

Gale Virtual Reference library is a new online database to enable learning and promote information discovery. Want to fix your car? Check out the Online Chilton Manuals to get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Want to learn a new language? Sign up for Mango Languages! Need help creating a resume or cover letter? Check out the Career Transitions page to find all the help you need! These are just a few of the awesome online databases we offer for free, all you need is your library card! 

RB Digital Magazines is a digital magazine subscription service that allows patrons to get popular magazines delivered directly to your device - your iPad, computer, tablet, cell phone, etc. 
 Click on the icon above to sign up and get more information.

Local Area Library Information
Please check here for current hours, addresses and telephone numbers to our neighboring libraries. 
Many changes have been made to hours of operation of the various Yavapai Library Network libraries. We have added links to Verde Valley public library web pages below.

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