Seldovia Public Library

A Volunteer Library serving the Seldovia, Alaska community since 1935

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    Sunday : Closed
    Monday : 2-4 pm
    Tuesday : 2-6 pm
    Wednesday : 12-2 pm
    Thursday : 2-6 pm
    Friday : Closed
    Saturday : 2-6 pm

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


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    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Movie Event @ the Library!!

Posted by Ariel Custer on March 18, 2017

The Seldovia Public Library is showing the comedy film Doctor Dolittle on Saturday, March 25 at 3pm.

Fed up with human patients, the dogged Doctor Dolittle switches specialties — and species. After learning to speak hundreds of animal languages, he takes to the high seas as a world-famous veterinarian in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

dr dolittle

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Movie Event @ the Library!!

Posted by Ariel Custer on November 15, 2016

The Seldovia Public Library is showing the inspirational film Amazing Grace on Saturday, November 19 at 3pm. 

In 1797, William Wilberforce, the great crusader for the British abolition of slavery, is taking a vacation for his health even while he is sicker at heart for his frustrated cause. With few allies such as his mentor, John Newton, a slave ship captain turned repentant priest who penned the great hymn, “Amazing Grace,” Prime William Pitt, and Olaudah Equiano, the erudite former slave turned author, Wilberforce fruitlessly fights both public indifference and moneyed opposition determined to keep their exploitation safe. Nevertheless, Wilberforce finds the inspiration to rejuvenate the fight with new ideas that could lead to a great victory for social justice.


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Posted by Ariel Custer on November 15, 2016

Hello to our amazing patrons! Due to popular demand, the Seldovia Public Library is extending the FINE FORGIVENESS EVENT all through the month of November…NO-FINE NOVEMBER!

Same rules apply–bring in any materials, make a donation amount of your choice, and enjoy the benefits of your library card!



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Movie Event @ The Library!!

Posted by Ariel Custer on October 21, 2016

Based on real-life events, this intriguing drama recounts the story of young Annabel Beam, who suffers from an incurable digestive disorder. But when a string of miracles leads to her complete recovery, Annabel’s family and doctors are mystified.

Come see this emotional drama starring Queen Latifah at the Seldovia Public Library at 3pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016.


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Board of Directors: Seeking a New Board Member

Posted by Ariel Custer on October 13, 2016

 Board of Directors: Seeking New Board Member

The board of directors of the Seldovia Public Library currently has one vacant seat and is soliciting statements of interest for appointment to the board. Seldovia Public Library card members over the age of 18 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:

Jan Wyland, Secretary/Treasurer

Karen Latimer, President

Bobbi Sweat, Vice President

Ginny Chissus, Member

Ariel Custer, Member

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 December 13, 2016. From the date of the deadline, please allow for at least 2 weeks to receive notification of the board’s decision.

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Movie Event @ the Library!!

Posted by Ariel Custer on October 8, 2016

The Seldovia Public Library will be showing Kung Fu Panda 3 at 3pm on Saturday, October 15. Come see the legendary conclusion to the adorable and hilarious kung fu trilogy that follows Po, the panda and Dragon Warrior, as he faces his biggest challenge yet!


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Position Available: Library Director

Posted by Ariel Custer on October 4, 2016

The Seldovia Public Library Board of Directors is seeking interested persons for the position of library director.

The position requires approximately 10-15 hours a week on a flexible schedule. This is a volunteer position that provides no salary.

Requirements are that you: reside in the Seldovia area, be 18 years of age or older, be a Seldovia Public Library Card holder, and have an interest in the library.

The library director will:

  • maintain membership in the Alaska Library Association and meet the continuing education requirements under the library’s operating grant from the State of Alaska;
  • be responsible for collection development: selecting and purchasing new materials and removing outdated materials from the library collection;
  • develop, revise, and work within an annual budget determined by the state operating grant regulations;
  • write and revise the annual state operating grant and report annually to the state on library operations as required under grant terms;
  • maintain the corporate licensure;
  • participate in fund raising;
  • recruit, manage and schedule volunteers for staffing, tech support, circulation database maintenance, web presence, and special programs and projects as needed;
  • attend board meetings, report to the board on all areas of library operations and serve as a non-voting member of the board;
  • work with other local entities to produce joint programs of interest to the community;
  • and other such tasks as the board might assign.

Letters of interest should be sent to the library board either by email to or by mail to Seldovia Public Library–att: Library Board, PO Drawer H, Seldovia, AK 99663.

Questions? Contact the library board at


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*Change of Hours Notice*

Posted by Ariel Custer on October 4, 2016

Hello! We have recently updated our Saturday hours. We will now be opening at 3pm rather than 2pm. Movies will begin a little after the hour, but the volunteer on staff will have it set up and ready to go no later than 3:15pm.

Thank you for your loyalty to your public library!

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Movie Event @ the Library!

Posted by Ariel Custer on September 24, 2016

The Seldovia Public Library will be showing The Angry Birds Movie on Saturday, October 1 at 3 pm.



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New Online Catalog!

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on September 17, 2016

The library has a new Online Catalog Search tool!

  • Click on the catalog link in the left-hand column: “Seldovia Public Library search
  • Use the search box at the top to search for items by title, author, subject or keyword.
  • Scroll through our newly added items at the bottom of the page.
  • Clicking on an item will give you more information and allow you to see if the item is available or checked out (this system is updated each week.)
  • Log-in for more features: If you have a Seldovia Public Library card, you can log in and view your account to see what you have checked out and when it is due. You may also use the book bag to keep track of  items you are interested in checking out in the future.
    • To log in, your username is “lastnamefirstname”;  password is  “0 + your card number”
    • *if you are unable to log in, please email us at or call during library hours 234-7662 and let us know!


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