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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 digets 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 Cottonwood Public Library recently received a Library and Services Technology (LSTA) grant to upgrade a new meeting space. Come check it out! This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State with Federal Funds from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. 

Friday, October 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B

Winter Veggies in the Verde Valley

It's not too late to start growing cool-weather vegetables and our winter season is the best time for veggie 
gardening! Join Rae Ebeling (a.k.a. The Tomato Lady) for this free workshop and pick up some tips & tricks for winter gardening in the high-desert. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
in Library Meeting Room B


With over 30 participating local authors, we invite you to browse and purchase books for the entire family. The Book Fair takes place during the Fall Festival, with plenty of family fun for everyone. This free event is sponsored by the Cottonwood Public Library.

Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
@ the Verde Valley Fairgrounds
800 E Cherry St in Cottonwood

2017 Cottonwood Book Fair
Special Presentation with Gail Gaymer Martin

"What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?"
Wednesday, October 25, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B
Dreams fall by the wayside as life takes over. Women become wives and mothers and often dreams fade. But Gail talks about making her dream come true, and so can yours. You will learn eight steps to success at this special presentation prior to the Book Fair.
      Multi-award-winner and bestselling novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin has 78 published novels with over 4 million books sold. 

2017 Cottonwood Book Fair
Free Writing Workshops with Candice Courtney

Wild Write!
Tuesday, October 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
in Library Meeting Room B

Creative exercises and writing prompts invite you
to explore different approaches to writing and
discover new aspects of yourself as a writer.

Story As Legacy
Thursday, October 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
in Library Meeting Room B

Writing down some of your family history in story form can hold meaning in the present, and be a treasured gift to generations that follow. This workshop will help you begin preserving memories that deserve to be passed on.




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, November 21 will feature Colored Pencil Art with Terry Black 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. On Monday, October 9 we will be showing Florence Foster Jenkins at 11 a.m. in Library Meeting Room B. "The true story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice." Rated PG-13. Seating is limited. 

Game On for Adults!
Meet new friends and play your favorite games! Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Cards, Sudoku, Dominoes, LCR Dice Game, Farkle, Tapple and Yahtzee will be provided but we encourage you to bring your own games!
     Every third Saturday of the month @ 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Library Meeting Room A.

Family Movie

     On Saturday, October 21st the Library will be showing Hocus Pocus 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 Library Meeting Room B. This 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! 

Introducing Zinio for Libraries - 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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