FREE Family Movies

10/13 Kingdom of the Spiders

10/20 Hugo: the Movie Star

10/27 Goosebumps

11/03 Shaun the Sheep

11/10 NO MOVIE

11/17 Double Feature: Max 1 & Max 2 (starts at 5p, pizza for sale by the slice)

11/24 NO MOVIE (Library Closed)

Music in the Stacks

Thursday, 10/12 5:30p Music in the Stacks in the Fireside Room

A free monthly concert series, Music in the Stacks is a showcase of local and national musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona. There are 5-7 different performers during the show with a rotating variety each month.

October’s concert features the following musicians: Jo Berger, Ron McLain, Matt Fabritz, Gary Simpkins, Chris Seymour and Gregg Gould. This concert will be in Camp Verde Community Library’s Fireside Room.

Yavapai College Resources @your Library

YC has provided the Library with 3 Dell laptops that can be checked out at the Library's PC Help Desk. The laptops are configured for YC students with a valid ID card to access college classes and needed resources that would otherwise only be available on campus. No need to drive to Clarkdale! Get access right here inCamp Verde! 

YS Staff are here to help you with:

  • Computers to access YC online courses & resources
  • Information about YC programs & services
  • Getting connected to YC

Hours through the end of the year: 

  • Thursday 10/19 noon - 6:00p
  • Thursday 11/02 noon - 6:00p
  • Thursday 11/16 noon - 6:00p
  • Thursday 12/07 noon - 6:00p

Digital Marketing

Wednesday, 10/18 @9:30a Digital Marketing

Brought to you by, Verde Valley Newspapers and 928 Media Lab. Call 928-634-2241 to reserve a spot.

  • 81% of shoppers conduct online research before making big purchases
  • Google gets 100 billion searches a month
  • Digital Marketing will spend $120 billion by 2021!

Find out how you can benefit.

Update from CVLE: Camp Verde Library Endowment

Halloween will be here before you know it! I remember when I was young, my mom made our costumes from whatever we had around the house! I was usually a gypsy with a colorful skirt, a baggy blouse, LOTS of jewelry and a fashionable scarf around my head.  My brother dressed as a hobo and carried a bundle of stuff tied to a stick! His face had black whiskers from the charcoal we had from our barbecue.  We were so proud and excited to go door to door in our neighborhood. However, in Illinois, the weather NEVER cooperated so we had to wear heavy coats..so most people never even got to see our costumes!  Mom walked with us to every single house.  When we got home, we put all of our loot into a big bowl so mom could check it.  I liked all of the bubble gum, mom liked all of the chocolate, dad liked all of the caramels and my brother liked all of the rest! Boy! Were we ever happy to have hot cocoa with marshmallows when we got home!  What a fun night we had! I am sure you all have stories to share! Remember you can get all of your Halloween treats at Bashas.  Don't forget to reload your community cards for this very special night!  The library will get their Halloween treat by getting 6% of what you reload! 

By the way, if you are looking for a gift...why not try shopping at Sweet Pea? We have a booth there that will also go to CVLE.  There are so many books and items to choose from.  Right now there is 50% off on everything!  Next month we will have Christmas books and other goodies you might want to check out!  

Our Book Nook gets new books every single day.  The prices are cheap and there is a lot to choose from!  Some books are like brand new! We also have book bags, mugs, book markers and t-shirts for sale by Friends of the Library.  Christmas is right around the corner!  You might find the perfect gift!

Last but not least, you may receive an invitation to our Phantom Ball in the mail soon, so check out your mailbox!!  Hope you can all NOT attend! Questions? Reply!

Enjoy your fall activities and have fun!  Once again we thank you for your support!  We couldn't reach our goal without you!

First Things First: Tips for Childcare Search

Research shows 90% of a child’s brain develops before age 5. The positive, nurturing relationships young kids have with adults, from parents to child care and early learning professionals, shape their learning now and throughout their lives. Quality child care and preschool settings help children develop skills like motivation, self-control, focus and self-esteem that are crucial to their success now and once they enter school.

So how can families know what a quality early learning setting looks like?

First Things First (FTF) offers resources to help families as they search for quality child care. Quality First, an FTF signature program, partners with child care providers and preschools in Arizona to improve the quality of early learning for children birth to age 5. Through QualityFirstAZ.com, Quality First also provides families with information about the importance of quality in child care and early education; what quality looks like in order to promote learning; and tools to help families find quality child care or preschool programs in their area.

FTF offers families the following tips on what look for when searching for quality child care and preschool settings:

First, visit the program in person and take the Quality Child Care checklist with you to help.  The checklist includes questions such as asking what the teachers’ qualifications are and what is the ratio of teachers to students?

There are also things to observe at the visit, such as how to spot positive, nurturing teacher/child interactions, such as does the teacher make eye contact with the children, smile and listen without interrupting?

Look for places that that build on basic health and safety to include:

  • teachers and caregivers who know how to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
  • positive, nurturing relationships that give young kids the individual attention they need.
  • learning environments that encourage creativity and imaginative play.
  • hands-on activities that stimulate and encourage positive brain connections in children.
  • caregivers who provide regular feedback to parents on the development of their child.

In addition, families can check if there are centers, homes or preschools participating in Quality First in their area by using this online search tool. First Things First created Quality First to improve, assess and communicate the level of quality in child care and preschool programs. Since it began, the Quality First program has significantly improved the quality of early learning options available to Arizona’s families.  In fact, since 2013, the percentage of participating programs statewide that meet or exceed quality standards has increased from 25% to 71%. In the FTF Yavapai region, the same figures increased from 33% to 78%.

In addition, Quality First recently underwent a two-year independent study which found that participating child care and preschool providers improved the quality of their programs between each assessment. It also determined that Quality First’s 5-star rating scale does reflect five distinct and increasing levels of quality.  No matter their current rating level, families can be assured that child care providers participating in Quality First are committed to improving the quality of child care.

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About First Things First – First Things First is a voter-created, statewide organization that funds early education and health programs to help kids be successful once they enter kindergarten. Decisions about how those funds are spent are made by local councils staffed by community volunteers. To learn more, visit FirstThingsFirst.org.

Writing for Fun!

Tuesday, 10/17 10:00a Writing for Fun & More! Meets in the Copper Room

Writing for Fun and More 10-noon– Bring a bit of your writing to share. Meet other writers the third Tuesday of the Month.

Let's Talk: Meet the Press

Wednesday, 10/18 3:30p Meet the staff of the Camp Verde Bugle newspaper at a Meet the Press gathering.

Join Bugle reporter Bill Helm and publisher Pam Miller for conversation - and a hot cup of coffee. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions and voice concerns, even share story ideas. Meet the Press will be held the third Wednesday of each month, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30p in the Fireside Room at the library.

Verde Valley Photographic Society

Thursday, 10/19 4:00p the Verde Valley Photographic Society Meets in the Key Lime Room

The science of good photography does not have remain a mystery. Join this group of photographic artists wishing to make a statement with their art.

Essential Oils

Thursday, 10/19 1:00p-3:00p Essential Oils - the Missing Link

Learn how a basic understanding of this natural and powerful complementary tool can help you improve every aspect of your physical and emotional wellbeing.

After and in-depth overview, therre will be extended Q&A to address YOUR questions and needs.

Call or text Honey Rubin 404.626.5535 or Sarah Jensen 928.451.4847.

Indie Author Day

Saturday, 10/14 10:00a - 2:00p Mark your calendars for the second annual Indie Author Day!

We’re excited to participate in the 2nd annual international celebration of indie authors. On this one day, libraries around the world welcome their local indie authors in for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels and much more! Join us to meet and support our local authors.

Our plans include 4 sessions, each starting on the hour

  • 10:00a: Sharing stories jogged by historical artifacts
  • 11:00a: Author, Melissa Bowersock presents preserving and sharing family stories. Includes tips on how to get family members talking (especially with the holidays coming up), how to record them, then transcribe them
  • 12:00p: Indie author open mic with 5 minutes per reading and/or a chance to give a glimpse behind the scenes of the writing process
  • 1:00p: Meet the indie authors, network, chat and browse the books

Writer's Critique Group

Monday, 10/16 Writer's Critique Group Meets in the Key Lime Room

Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group

Thursday, 10/19 6:00p Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group

Our children have Downs syndrome, seizure disorde, feeding tubes, premature birth, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, psina bifida, the list goes on. I hated the hard surgeries for my son, but one mother wished her child had a condition that doctors could fix. I struggled with how to respond to strangest that point and stare, but another mother wanted her child's condition to be visibly obvious so strangers would understand why he wasn't doing what other 9-year-old boys did. It is powerful to simply congregate with other parents whose children have special needs, hear the variation in stories, see the experience refracted through the crystal of multiple identities. Because I've learned on this parenting journey, no one is behind me, no one is in front of me. I am exactly where I need to be with my child. A place where we all are students and we all are teachers.

Parenting Classes

Monday, October 23 - November 13 10:00a

Arizona's Children Association will present a 4-week series of FREE parenting workshops. The series titled, First Five Years and supported by First Things First, will teach about a child's development and growing brain, how to prevent tantrums and other problems, how to use mindfulness and keep calm, and six ways to prepare a child for school success. Free gifts, such as books and puppets, will be given to parents who attend. Childcare will be provided. Registration is required. Contact Salli Maxwell at 928-443-1991 x2040.

Open Book Club

Tuesday, 11/14  10:00a Open Book Club Meets in the Copper Room