The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Rachel James
Program Coordinator, Seward Community Library Museum 

Seward Community Library Museum almost done


Construction of the Seward Community Library Museum is nearing completion, and plans are underway for a community grand opening celebration on Jan. 12. Regular library services will begin in the new building on Jan. 14. Seward Community Library will be closed from Dec. 9 to Jan. 11.

After 50 years of service in the current location at the corner of Fifth and Adams, the existing library will close its doors for the final time on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to visit the library on Dec. 8 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to celebrate Seward Community Library’s 50 years at Fifth and Adams.

Patrons are encouraged to visit the library on, or before, Dec. 8 to check out materials before the closure. Due dates will be adjusted for the closure, a drop box will remain available for returning materials, and no late fees will be accrued during the library’s closure. Library staff apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this extended closure may cause for patrons, and looks forward to seeing everyone at the Seward Community Library Museum grand opening celebration on Jan. 12.

There will be numerous opportunities for volunteers to assist in the preparation, packing, moving, and unpacking of the Library Museum. The greater part of the move is anticipated to take place from Dec. 10 to 21. Those who are interested can sign up at the library to help with this exciting community project.

Due to the extended closure in December and January, Seward Community Library’s annual Wish Tree Program, which provides donations for new children’s, junior and young adult books, will take place after the library has moved into the new building. However, anyone wishing to make a donation to the Wish Tree Program may still do so at the library before Dec. 8.

In addition, use of the existing library conference room will not be available during the month of December, and will have limited availability throughout November. The new Library Museum building will have a large community room on the first floor, and a small meeting room on the second floor available for reservation.

Contact the library at 224-4082 with any questions, or for information.


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