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 : 3-6 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, Oct 18th at 6:30 pm
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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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Movie Event @ the Library!

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on September 12, 2016

The Seldovia Public Library will be showing “The Jungle Book”, Saturday September 17th at 3pm.


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Book Club Movie Night!

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on September 3, 2016

SATURDAY, SEPT 10th @ 7pm

The Seldovia Public Library and the Sea Otter Community Center will be hosting our first Book Club Movie Night! The book club recently read the best-selling novel “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes and now we will be watching the just-released movie!  The book had an ending that created some great conversation, but you can never tell where the movie will go!

EVERYONE IS INVITED – even if you haven’t read the book or haven’t been to the book club meetings!

Please join us SATURDAY, SEPT 10th @ 7pm.


Movie synopsis: “Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.”

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New Items in the Library — August 2016

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on August 31, 2016

NEW ITEMS IN THE LIBRARY (click for PDF version)


The Revenant

The JFK Collection



In The Heart of The Sea

Disney Nature:  Bears

Dance Party

Rhyme Time: Rhythm

Get on The Bus

Rise of the Robots: Nova

National Geographic Classic:  World’s Deadliest

Disney Nature:  Chimpanzee

Disney Nature:  African Cats

National Geographic: Secret Life of Predators

National Geographic: Great Migrations




A B C Ers / Carole Lexa Schaefer

Say Hello To The Snowy Animals! / Ian. Whybrow

Olympig! / Victoria. Jamieson

Whales / Seymour. Simon

Who Was Dr. Seuss? / Janet B. Pascal

The Whale Who Won Hearts! : And More True Stories Of Adventures With Animals / Brian Skerry

Brian’s Hunt / gary paulsen

Bo At Ballard Creek / Kirkpatrick Hil

The Zombie Zone / Ron Roy

The Talking T. Rex / Ron Roy

A To Z Mysteries : The School Skeleton / Ron Roy

The Quicksand Question/Ron Roy

The Orange Outlaw / Ron Roy

The Ninth Nugget / Ron Roy

The Missing Mummy / Ron Roy

The Kidnapped King / Ron Roy

The Invisible Island / Ron Roy

Spooning Daisy / Maggie McConnell

Apparition Island / Jenifer. LeClair

Cold Coast / Jenifer LeClair

Bones Are Forever : A Novel / Kathy. Reichs

The Silver Linings Playbook / Matthew Quick

Sister Eve, Private Eye / Lynne Hinton

We Are Bears  (Printed In Olen, Belgium) / Molly Grooms.

Truly Madly Guilty / Liane Moriarty

The Dollhouse / Fiona Davis

The Ex : A Novel / Alafair Burke

The Last One : A Novel / Alexandra Oliva

The Couple Next Door / Shari Lapena

Arrowood : A Novel / Laura McHugh

Vinegar Girl : The Taming Of The Shrew Retold / Anne Tyler

The Nest / Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Dark Matter : A Novel / Blake Crouch

The Passenger : A Novel / Lisa Lutz

Runaway / Peter. May

The Book That Matters Most / Ann Hood

Behind Closed Doors / B. A.. Paris

I Am Otter / Sam Garton

Otter In Space / Sam Garton

The Raven King / Maggie Stiefvater

Darth Paper Strikes Back / Tom Angleberger

Eligible : A Novel / Curtis. Sittenfeld

I Let You Go / Clare. Mackintosh

The Black Widow / Daniel Silva

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