Perhaps the best known events associated with Bookmarks are its sponsored book sales held several times a year. The organization's goal, however, exceeds the sale of books. Offering a sense of community to Verde Valley residents through events and programs is what truly inspires the group.

Volunteers are always heartened to observe patron interaction during their time at the library. From spontaneous book discussions to a chance encounter with an old friend, the library goes far beyond being a place to check out books. Opportunities such as summer reading programs and the offering of a conversational Spanish class, both sponsored by Bookmarks, help bring together divergent members of the Verde Valley community. Additionally, new programs are being developed with the goal of increasing our outreach to local residents.

We hope you will bookmark this website so that you may be informed of future upcoming events sponsored by Bookmarks.



An Invitation to Members of Bookmarks

Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, February 24, 2018, at

10:30 a.m. in the Dede Ewald Room

Ryan Bigelow, the new library manager, will be introduced to the members. Meet with fellow Friends of the Library and learn how your membership benefitted the Cottonwood Public Library in 2017. Bring your questions and ideas for events in the new year. Would you like to serve your community? See what Bookmarks Board positions are open that may fit your interests. The biennial election of officers will take place at this meeting. We look forward to seeing you


All members in attendance will be eligible for a "bookishly brilliant" gift basket.



The newly created Meeting Room B has been renamed the Dede Ewald room in honor of Dede's many years of extraordinary service to the Cottonwood Library. Since the early 1980s, when she first moved to Cottonwood,  Dede has made many contributions to the library. She has served  on both the Cottonwood Library Board and on Bookmarks - Friends of the Cottonwood Public Library Board, holding a variety of leadership positions during her tenure. In addition, she has been a library volunteer for 38 years, a remarkable achievement. Her greatest accomplishment was spearheading the drive to have a bond issue approved in the early 1990s, which funded the construction cost of the present day Cottonwood Library.