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.




Another successful book sale has ended. We extend our appreciation and thanks to all who participated in this semi-annual event, from the Boutique workers and library staff to the cashiers who handled sales and, most especially, to our patrons who came forward to support our organization’s goals by purchasing items. Using the Dede Ewald room has allowed us to expand the number of items offered for sale. In addition, having cashiers handle sales generated many interesting conversations between buyer and seller, an unexpected benefit. Already in the planning stage is our next book sale to be held the week of September 10.


Visit our Donation page under 'Support Bookmarks' to see a list of books

recently added to the library's collection in memory of Ellis Price.