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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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Library Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 and will reopen Tuesday, May 29 at 8:30 a.m.

The 2018 Summer Reading Program

The theme of this year's Summer Reading Program is "Libraries Rock!" Online registration begins on Tuesday, May 22.
Click here to register.

The Summer Reading Program officially kicks off on Monday, June 4 and 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 starting June 4 for a chance to win some great prizes!

Seed Saving for the Verde Valley

This presentation by Rae Ebeling will cover basic information about saving vegetable seeds, emphasizing the development of varieties acclimated to our hot/dry climate. 

Saturday, May 26 @ 10:30 a.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, May 30 @ 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Free Non-Fasting Health Screenings

During a free 20 minute non-fasting biometric screening you will not only get your "numbers" but a healthcare professional from Northern Arizona Healthcare will go over your results with you to help you understand the connection between your numbers and healthy lifestyle habits. No appointment necessary. 

Wednesday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Teen Taming Workshop

Learn some “retro parenting practices” in a free presentation that will serve as a guide to restoring a positive, healthy relationship with your teen. 

Saturday, June 2 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Gardening 101 Class
     Learn the basics of growing your own vegetable garden. This class will cover choosing the right site for your garden, preparing the soil, infrastructure needed, and much more. 

Thursday, June 7 @ 3 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Get Free Legal Advice on "Law Day"

Sponsored by Community Legal Services and the Yavapai County Bar Association, “Law Day” is set for Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advice will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Topics addressed include Debt Collection, Elder Law, Landlord/Tenant Injuries, Personal Issues, Estate Planning, Wills/Trust/Probate, General Civil Litigation, Immigration, Foreclosure, Home Ownership, Contract Disputes, Judgements/Harassment, Bankruptcy and more. 

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

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, June 19 will feature DIY Photo Canvassing with Mary Krigbaum 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, June 11 we will be showing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at 11 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. "Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. 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, May 19, the Library will be showing "Paddington 2" 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 one-on-one homework help? Get started with! 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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