Seldovia Public Library

A Volunteer Library serving the Seldovia, Alaska community since 1935

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    Sunday 2–4 pm
    Monday 3-5 pm
    Tuesday 2-4:30 pm & 7-9 pm
    Wednesday 12-2 pm
    Thursday 2-5:30 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    Saturday 3-7 pm

    Closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, 4th of July, and Easter


  • Next Library Board meeting

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 pm
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Seldovia Public Library Board of Directors: Seeking New Board Member

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on February 26, 2015

The board of directors of the Seldovia Public Library currently has a vacant seat and is soliciting statements of interest for appointment to the board. Year-round residents of Seldovia are eligible.

Board members are responsible for guiding the policies and overall direction of the library as well as management of the library corporation. They are expected to gain familiarity with current library policies and concerns, to attend and participate in quarterly meetings, to read materials provided by the Library Director in preparation for those meetings, and to respond by email poll to time-sensitive issues that come up between meetings. This is a volunteer position.

Current members of the library board are:

Shirly Giles, President

Dianne Gruber, Vice President

Karen Latimer, Treasurer

Tracie Merrill

Rosanna McInnes

Please submit a statement of interest (a brief paragraph about what you hope to bring to the library and your qualifications) via email to or by mail to PO Drawer H, Seldovia or by written statement handed to any library volunteer when the library is open.

Deadline for application is March 31, 2015. From the date of the deadline, please allow for at least 2 weeks to receive notification of the board’s decision. The newly-appointed board member will be expected to attend the next quarterly board meeting on April 28, 2015.


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Library Board Meeting 2/24

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on February 17, 2015

Library Board Meeting

Meeting Scheduled:  February 24, 2015 at  6 pm

Meeting held at the Seldovia Public Library

Roll Call:  (Excused Absences)

Call to Order

Agenda Approval

Public Comment

Approval of Minutes from last meeting:  Minutes from October 3, 2014

Old Business:

1.  IT Aide Update – Cindy Mom

2.  Update on grants and Lifesize Company – Tracie Merrill

3.  Update on Click, Pick, Give – Dianne Gruber

New Business:

1.  Funding for programming and programming requests – Tracie Merrill and Karen Latimer

2.  Library assistance/help – Karen Latimer and Tracie Merrill

3.  Resignation of secretary and open secretary position – Dianne Gruber

4.  Discussion of possible open board member seat

5.  Housekeeping (misc library concerns/issues) – Shirly Giles

6.  Insurance – Tracie

7. Next Library Board Meeting: April 28, 2015

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and address the board, but public participation in discussion of agenda items is at the discretion of the chair.

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Rivers of Ice: Glacier Bay National Park, Videoteleconference 2/19

Posted by Cindy Mom, OWL IT Aide on February 13, 2015

Interested in glaciers? Come to the library for a great after-school program — a video-visit with Ranger Emma from Glacier Bay National Park. Each student will get some mini-marshmallows, which we’ll use in an interactive exercise! Target audience is grades 5-8, but all ages are welcome. This should be a fun one. Thursday February 19, 3:30-4:30pm.


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2/1: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on February 1, 2015


Firefight / Brandon. Sanderson
The Job / Janet. Evanovich
The Girl On The Train / Paula Hawkins
The Escape / David. BaldaccI
Full force and effect / Mark. Greaney. ; Tom Clancy
Hope To Die / James. Patterson
Little Elliot, Big City / Mike Curato
U Is For Underwear / Jesse. Levison
Llama Llama I Love You / Anna Dewdney
The Bone People / Keri. Hulme
Stone Soup / Marcia Brown
The Berenstain Bears And The Golden Rule / Mike Berenstain
I Was So Mad / Mercer Mayer
The Berenstain Bears And Too Much Tv / Stan Berenstain
The Night At Humpback Bridge / Mark Kimball Moulton
Whining / Joy Berry
Rin Tin Tin : The Life And The Legend / Susan. Orlean
The Iceberg Hermit / Arthur Roth
Spirit of Alaska Women / Alaska Association of Family & Community Eduction

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Anchorage Symphony: Lunch & Learn at the Library!

Posted by Cindy Mom, OWL IT Aide on January 26, 2015

Bring your own lunch and join us for a live videoteleconference at the library this Friday, noon to 1:00 pm.  We’ll be visiting with the Anchorage Symphony’s maestro and Fairbanks’ own cellist, Dane Johansen.  Don’t miss it!

Anchorage Symphony

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Movie night at the library this Saturday

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on January 18, 2015

Everyone is welcome to watch the family friendly movie, Dolphin Tale 2 (rated PG), at the Library this Saturday (1/24) at 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

dolphin tale 2

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1/11: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on January 11, 2015


Humble Pie – The Best / Humble Pie
Stiff Upper Lip : AC/DC
GODZ : From Nothing is Scared Album
Santa’s Greatest Hits : A Christmas Collection / various
Buck Cherry 15 : Black Butterfly / Black Butterfly
Collective Soul : Youth / Collective Soul
Before These Crowded Streets / Dav Matthews Band
Beastie Boys / Licensed to Ill
The Doors / The Doors
18 Essential Songs / Janice Joplin
Waiting for Columbus / Little Feat
Bridges to Babylon / Rolling Stones
Dirty Deeds Done Cheap / AcDC
Morphine Cure for Pain / Yes
Winds of Warning / Adam Plack. ; Johnny Soames
Sacred / Los Lonely Boys
The Singles / Pretenders
Black Ice / AC/DC (Musical group)
The Open Door EP / Death Cab for Cutie (Musical group)
Dreams / Allman Brothers Band
Astro Lounge / Smash Mouth (Musical group)
Wolfe / Delaware Crossings (Musical Group)
Why Thank You Very Much / Wolfe
Green & Guitar / Peter Green
Live At Paradiso / Omar & The Howlers (Musical Group)
Junior Brown / Junior. Brown.
The Little Big Band / Colin James
Beck / Mellow Gold (Musical Group)
Surrender / Chemical Brothers
Happy Trails / Quick Silver (Musical Group)


Frozen Planet
Justified: Season 5
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
Orphan Black
Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
The Dead Zone: Season One-Five (final)
Last Vegas
Under the Skin
Bones: Season Nine


A Man Without Breath : A Bernie Gunther Novel / Philip Kerr
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. : Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, And The Dawn Of The Modern Woman / Sam Wasson
Titanic : Ghosts Of The Abyss / Mireille. Majoor
Reconstructing Amelia : A Novel / Kimberly McCreight
The Lost Key / Catherine. Coulter
A Dangerous Talent / Charlotte. Elkins

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12/13: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on December 13, 2014


The Croods
Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown
Hamlet: David Tennant and Patrick Stewart
True Grit
Romeo and Juliet : 2013
Boardwalk Empire: Season Two
Boardwalk Empire: Season Three
Bones: Season Eight


The Land Of Painted Caves / Jean M. Auel
The Shelters Of Stone / Jean M. Auel.
Wild Orchids : A Novel / Jude Deveraux


Moriarty / Anthony Horowitz
In The House Upon The Dirt Between The Lake And The Woods / Matt Bell
Lose The Wheat, Lose The Weight! : Banish Your Wheat Belly, Feel Better Than Ever, And Turbocharge Your Health / William Davis
Roadie My Life on the Road / Matt McGinn
Blood Of My Blood / Barry. Lyga
Clam Wake : A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery / Mary. Daheim
Portrait In Sepia : A Novel / Isabel. Allende
Birthday Cakes for Kids / Random House
All Through The Night / Mary Higgins. Clark.
A Treasury Of Christmas Stories / Henry Van Dyke
Uni The Unicorn / Amy Krouse
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up / Kate. DiCamillo
Flora & Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures  / Kate. DiCamillo
Brown Girl Dreaming / Jacqueline. Woodson
The Infinite Sea / Richard. Yancey
Belzhar : A Novel / Meg. Wolitzer
The Knowledge of Good and Evil / Glenn Keller
Blue Labyrinth / Douglas J. Preston
The Burning Room / Michael. Connelly
Flesh And Blood : A Scarpetta Novel / Patricia Daniels. CornwelL

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Movie night at the library next Saturday (December 20th)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on December 13, 2014

All are welcome to join us at the library at 5:00 pm next Saturday (December 20th) to watch the family friendly movie, Planes: Fire and Rescue (rated PG). Hope to see you there!


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Library closed for upcoming holidays

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on December 13, 2014

The library will be closed on Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24th), Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25th), New Year’s Eve (Wednesday, December 31st), and New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1st). Happy Holidays and thanks for your understanding!



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