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

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Labor Day Weekend Book Sale

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on August 29, 2015

The Seldovia Public Library will be having a Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 5th from 10 am until 4 pm.  Please stop by and check it out!  There are many new and used books available and all proceeds will benefit your community Library!

labor day book sale

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Summer Reading Party – Calling all Super Heroes & Super Readers!

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on August 13, 2015

The Seldovia Public Library will celebrate the end of the Summer Reading with a party for ALL kids Saturday, August 29th from 2-3pm.  We’ll play games, make a craft and listen to a story.  If you signed up for the program and read the required amount of books, you will also receive a free book!  The deadline to sign up is Aug 15th!  See you at the library!!

summer reading party flyer

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New Items At the Library! – July 2015

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on August 9, 2015

Audiobooks

Bad Luck and Trouble / Lee. Child

L.A. Dead / Stuart. Wood

Iron Orchid / Stuart Woods

Divine Justice / David Baldacci

Camel Club / David BaldaccI

The Bootlegger / Clive. Cussler

 
Music

A Classic Christmas / various

Broadway’s Greatest Hits / various

Manhattan Swing / Manhattan Transfers

Gregorian Christmas : chants & motets / Delta Music Inc.

Gregorian Easter : Capella Gregoriana / Delta Music Inc.

The traditional sounds of Christmas / GSC Music.

Rachmaninoff Rimskij-Korsakow Prokofjew : Vienna Master Series

Jean Sibelius : Vienna Master Series / Jean Sibelius.

Bela Bartok : Vienna Master Series / Bela Bartok.

Franz Liszt : Vienna Master Series / Franz Liszt.

Richard Strauss : Vienna Master Series / Richard Strauss

Classical Digital : Highlights Aus Der Neuen Classic Digital Edition / various.

White Christmas / various.

 

Movies

Orphan Black : Season 2

Planes : Fire & Rescue

Wild

Minority report

Moby Dick

Next

The last king of scotland

The quick and the dead

Seven

Justified : the complete final season

 

Books

Espresso Shot / Cleo. Coyle

The Torso : An Inspectator Irene Huss Investigation / Helene Tursten

The Big Short : Inside The Doomsday Machine / Michael Lewis

Our Alaska : Personal Stories About Living In The North / Mike. Doogan

Spectrum / Alan Jacobson

The Ultimatum / Dick. Wolf

Lost : A Novel / Joy. Fielding

Royal Blood / Rhys. Bowen

Million Dollar Baby / Amy Patricia Meade

Shadow Waltz / Amy Patricia Meade

Piranha / Clive. Cussler

The Bone Tree / Greg. Iles

The Little Paris Bookshop : A Novel / Nina George

The Book Of Speculation : A Novel / Erika. Swyler

Little blue truck / Alice Schertle

Pete the cat’s groovy guide to life / Kimberly Dean

I wish you more / Amy Krouse. Rosenthal

Island Of Legends / Lisa McMann, author

The Ghost Fields / Elly Griffiths

Bad Weeds Never Die / Christopher. Valen

A Dying Fall : A Ruth Galloway Mystery / Elly. Griffith

Killer Stuff & Tons Of Money: Seeking History & Hidden Gems In Flea-Market America/ Maureen Stanton

The Light Between Oceans : A Novel / M. L. Stedman

A Change In Altitude : A Novel / Anita Shreve

Secrets Of Eden : A Novel / Chris Bohjalian

The Tyrant’s Daughter / J. C. Carleson

An Ember In The Ashes : A Novel / Sabaa. Tahir

Egg & Spoon : A Novel / Gregory Maguire

Vampire Kisses : The Beginning / Ellen. Schreiber

The Coffin Club = Vampire kisses. / Ellen. Schreiber

Royal Blood / Ellen Schreiber

Dance With A Vampire / Ellen Schreiber

Jepp, Who Defied The Stars / Katherine Marsh

Bristol Bay Summer / Annie. Boochever

Out Of My Mind / Sharon M. Draper

Submerged / Dani. Pettrey

Loki’s Wolves / K. L. Armstrong

Nest / Esther. Ehrlich

Lunch Lady And The Bake Sale Bandit / Jarrett. Krosoczka

Titanic : Voices From The Disaster / Deborah Hopkinson.

Lunch Lady And The Summer Camp Shakedown / Jarrett Krosoczka

I Am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World / Malala Yousafzai

Your baby’s first word will be DADA / Jimmy Fallon.

Rupert can dance / Jules Feiffer.

The False Prince : Book 1 Of The Ascendance Trilogy / Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Runaway King : Book 2 Of The Ascendance Trilogy / Jennifer A. Nielsen

Rise Of The Evening Star / Brandon MulL

Fablehaven Series / Brandon Mull

Grip Of The Shadow Plague / Brandon Mull

Secrets Of The Dragon Sanctuary / Brandon Mull

Keys To The Demon Prison / Brandon MulL

Rad American Women A-Z / Kate. Schatz

LEGO Ninjago, Masters Of Spinjitzu : The Visual Dictionary / Hannah Dolan

The World Of Downton Abbey / Jessica. Fellowes

Up In The Hawaiian Sky / Lavonne Leong

A Soft Place To Land / Susan Rebecca. White

The Island : A Novel / Elin. Hilderbrand

Danger Sector / Jenifer LeClair

The Ways Of The Dead / Neely TuckeR

Letters From Skye : A Novel / Jessica Brockmole

The Starboard Sea : A Novel / Amber Dermont

The Return Of Captain John Emmett / Elizabeth Speller

The Outcast Dead : A Ruth Galloway Mystery / Elly. Griffiths

Rules of Murder / Julianna. Deering

A Double Death On The Black Isle / A. D. Scott

The Last Time I Saw Paris / Lynn. Sheene

The Lake Of Dreams / Kim EdwardS

Tuesday’s Gone = Tuesday is gone / Nicci. French

Jacob’s Oath : A Novel / Martin Fletcher

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Seldovia Public Library Board of Directors: Seeking New Board Member

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on July 31, 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, Secretary

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 seldovia.library@gmail.com 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 August 14th, 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 Oct 27, 2015.

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on July 28, 2015

The Seldovia Public Library is looking for volunteers to add to our team!  We are currently looking for someone to cover the Saturday afternoon shift from 3-5pm.  Training is easy and your help would be greatly appreciated.  If interested, contact Laura Haskins: 399-4808 or seldovia.library@gmail.com. volunteers needed

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Annual library board meeting agenda: 7/28/15

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on July 7, 2015

Annual Library Board Meeting 7/28

Meeting scheduled: July 28, 2015 at 7 pm

Roll call (excused absences)

Call to order

Agenda approval

Approval of minutes from last meeting: minutes from the April 28, 2015 meeting

Old business:

  1. Annual report to Board – Karen Latimer and Tracie Merrill
  2. Update on Rasmuson Foundation Project-Tracie Merrill
  3. Update on summer reading program – Laura Haskins
  4. Update on graphic drawing community program
  5. Status of PLA grant-Laura Haskins

New business:

  1. Mission Statement-Tracie Merrill
  2. Open Board member seat
  3. Karen’s leave of absence-Karen Latimer
  4. Election of officers
  5. Address of Board by new director, Laura Haskins
  6. Next Board Meeting: October 27, 2015

Public comment

Board member closing comments  

This meeting will be held in the library.

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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Seldovia Public Library Seeks Requests for Contract Bids

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on July 2, 2015

The Seldovia Public Library has received a Rasmuson Foundation Tier 1 Grant to renovate the downstairs room of our library this summer. This is an approximately 20 ft by 20 ft room. The Library Board is currently soliciting local bids for some minor general labor/repair work. Work to be completed would include: floor tiling put in (TM Allure Oak Resilient Plank – 24SF; 20 cases), an antique safe moved, the door to the room fixed (it is not properly egressed so needs to be “turned around”), and a window’s opening mechanisms repaired. Floor tiling has already been ordered and purchased so cost of purchasing tiling should not be included in bids. It is our understanding the existing floor would not need to be removed but rather the new tiling can be laid on top of it. We expect work to be completed over a few days and by the end of July/early August. We are accepting local bids from all qualified companies and persons up to July 18th, 2015. Please include work experience/professional qualifications as well. Please submit bids, questions, or requests to view the room to the Library Board at seldovia.library@gmail.com. The room may also be viewed during any regular open library hours without special request. The successful contractor will be notified within a week of July 18th. Thank you.

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Seldovia Public Library Board Welcomes New Director!

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on June 28, 2015

The Seldovia Public Library Board has some exciting news to share with the community. As of July 1st, Laura Haskins will be the new director of the library. Laura has a great library background from Unalaska and is currently going for a Master’s degree in Library Science, so the Board is absolutely confident Laura will do a wonderful job and are so excited and lucky to have her in this position. For those of you wondering if I, Tracie, will continue to be involved with the library – the answer is absolutely! I’m still going to be involved with the library and on the Library Board. The Board has waited a long time to have this position filled “officially” and are so pleased to have such the right fit. Heart felt congratulations and best wishes goes out to Laura as she takes the reigns!

Laura’s First Impressions of Seldovia

 

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6/20: New at the library this week

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on June 20, 2015

Movies

The Hobbit:  Battle of the Five Armies
The Theory of Everything
Selma
The BoxTrolls
St.Vincent
The Book of Life
Jumping the Broom
Two Lovers
Soul Surfer
The Painted Hills
Mr. Robinson Crusoe
The Three Musketeers with John Wayne
Children of the Corn II
Children of the Corn III
StandUp Guys
Fat Albert
Click
The Rite
For Colored Girls
China O’Brien
Best of Gilda Radner
Seven Alone
To All My Friends On Shore
Jungle Book: 1942 Edition
David Copperfield
Africa Screams
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Oliver Twist
Hatfields and McCoy’s:  History Channel

Audiobooks

The Nanny Diaries / Emma McLaughlin

Books

The Collector / Nora Roberts
Eight Hundred Grapes : A Novel / Laura. Dave
The Water Knife / Paolo. Bacigalupi
The Cradle In The Grave / Sophie Hannah
Henna Resource Book / Mary Packard
Doug Lindstrand’s Alaska Sketchbook, An Artist’s Guide To The People And Wildlife Of America’s Last Frontier / Doug Lindstrand

 

 

 

 

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Movie night at the library next Saturday (6/27)

Posted by Tracie Merrill, Library Board member on June 20, 2015

Everyone is welcome to join us at the library next Saturday (6/27) to watch the family friendly movie, Moms’ night out (rated PG), at 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

Moms' night out

 

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