Seldovia Public Library

A Volunteer Library serving the Seldovia, Alaska community since 1935

  • Hours

    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

  • SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S CATALOG ONLINE

  • Next Library Board meeting

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7 pm
  • Subscribe

  • Receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 134 other followers

  • Recent Posts

  • Archive categories

  • Archives by date

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.

Posted in Announcements | Leave a Comment »

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

Posted in Announcements | Leave a Comment »

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.

Posted in Announcements, Library Board | Comments Off on Annual library board meeting agenda: 7/28/15

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.

594                          594

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on Seldovia Public Library Seeks Requests for Contract Bids

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

 

Posted in Announcements | Comments Off on Seldovia Public Library Board Welcomes New Director!

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

 

 

 

 

Posted in Announcements, Audiobooks, Books, Movies, New in the collection | Comments Off on 6/20: New at the library this week

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

 

Posted in Announcements, Movies | Comments Off on Movie night at the library next Saturday (6/27)

Time again for the library’s 4th of July sale!

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

Once again, Seldovia Public Library volunteers will be putting on our annual book sale on the 4th of July from 9 am-3:00 pm (either inside the library (if raining) or right outside if the weather allows). We’ll have lots of books, dvds, and vhs tapes for sale so come stop by and check us out. Special thanks goes out to all the volunteers working the sale and to everyone who donated books and other items to the library. Due to the sale, the library will not be open for regular operations on the 4th.

4thofjulyflyer

Posted in Announcements, Audiobooks, Books, Closures, Holiday, Movies, Special event, Thankyou! | Comments Off on Time again for the library’s 4th of July sale!

Movie night at the library this Saturday (6/13)

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

Come join us at the library this Saturday (6/13) to watch the movie, Jersey Boys, at 5:00 pm !

Jersey boys

Posted in Announcements, Movies | Comments Off on Movie night at the library this Saturday (6/13)

Get Ready – Aladdin Puppet Show coming to the Library!

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on June 7, 2015

Everyone is welcome to come join us at the Seldovia Public Library on Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 pm to see the puppet show, Aladdin, brought to you by Stevens Puppets. Special thanks goes to the Seldovia Arts Council and Susan Mumma and the Seldovia Rowing Club for lodging support and financial contributions to the program.

aladdin

 

Posted in Announcements, Special event, Thankyou! | Comments Off on Get Ready – Aladdin Puppet Show coming to the Library!

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 134 other followers

%d bloggers like this: