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.




Thanks to all who participated in the November 29 Better Book Sale.  Funds raised will support future library programs. John O'Neill, former director of the Cottonwood Library, had the daunting task of evaluating and pricing each book offered during the sale. The sale would not have been possible without his help.


Congratulations to the Teen Library Council for winning the Grand Prize at the Cottonwood 63rd Annual Christmas Parade held on December 2, 2017. Their float, Hogwarts Express, won the Best Use of Theme award. Well done!