Our librarian friends made a display to celebrate Friends Week! Stop by and take a look. While you are there, check out the used books on sale all year long, view our display about the Friends of the Library and pick up a form. Supporting the library through membership helps support the library programs!
Super turn out for the Family Story Time with Roger Fuson. Two pots of chili were consumed and great stories were told!
Friends of the Seward Library want to thank Roger for coming, it was a great time. Thank you for the awesome support by the members, remember September is renewal month. You can find our form on this site under memberships, or stop by the library and pick up our form.
We are looking for a member of Seward's community to join our board. Board meets the third Thursday of the month at the library. 6pm to 8:30pm. Note: We take summer May/Jun/Jul and winter Dec/Jan where we do not meet
The Friends mission is:
The mission of the Seward Community Library Association, a/k/a The Friends of the Seward Library is to support and enhance literacy in our community, provide educational opportunities through scholarships and other programs, support library functions, and encourage community-wide involvement in cultural activities for all ages.
September is our annual meeting month and where board members are voted into office.
For more information, explore our website and give us an email: email@example.com
Or call Mary Tougas, SCLA aka Friends President at 907-362-1225 c
The Garden Fairies & the Friends of the Seward Library are joining up again to do an Art Walk in the Garden! Fiber Art pieces from a quilting group that use fiber scraps to create beautiful art work pieces that are table runners and mats to lap quilts and wall art. Come view this art work in the Library Museum garden during the First Friday art walk 6pm to 8pm, August 5, 2016. Art will be available for sale, all proceeds go to maintain our most beautiful public garden in Seward!
We will also be doing our 'Salmon Dip Off' contest! A popular event last year during our garden party, come taste the dips and vote for the best one! Winner by popular vote receives a certificate for 4 persons on a Major Marine Tour.
Used Books relating to gardening and out door recreation, will be on display and sale as well.
Salmon Dip Rules:
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum for the Summer Reading Program for preschool and elementary school students. Families are invited to the annual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 4th from Noon-2:00 P.M. for free food & fun! This program provides a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.
Other youth programs at the Library Museum this summer include:
· The Legend of Sleepy Hollow performed by Stevens Puppets on Thursday, June 30th at 6:00 P.M.
· Family Movie Nights at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 16th, July 7th, and July 21st
· Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 P.M.
Middle & high school students can participate in a Teen Summer Reading Raffle that includes fun prizes throughout the summer and a grand prize drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card. Every book read during the program equals one raffle ticket entry. Teens who visit the Library on June 4th will get an automatic entry in the drawing.
All programs are free of charge. Special thanks to the Friends of the Seward Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program! For more information contact the Library at 224-4082.
We are still accepting book donations upstairs at the library,please read our donation guide before you donate. Volunteers are needed to man the book sale Friday and Saturday plus set up and take down. Sign up to help here:
Seward, AK (March 18, 2016) – The Friends of the Seward Library Museum is currently accepting applications for the annual Swetmann Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available to Seward-area students, between the ages of 16-21, who have been schooled in the Seward area for at least two years and carry a current library card.
Applicants are invited to “wander the Seward Community Library Museum to identify a passion or subject of interest that they would like to render into an original project that is created solely for this scholarship application.” The project is intended to elicit the applicant’s connection to Seward’s unique history and resources through creative, personal expression. Projects are scored based on the number of resources cited, the depth of exploration, originality, clarity, and technical accuracy.
The winning project will receive up to $1,500, dependent on the number of awards given. All other qualifying and quality projects will receive $50. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2016. Details and an application can be found at www.friendsofthesclm.org. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the Seward Library.
The mission of the Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. The Friends of the Seward Library, is to support and enhance literacy in our community, provide educational opportunities through scholarships and other programs, support library functions, and encourage community-wide involvement in cultural activities for all ages. For additional information, please visit www.friendsofscla.org.
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F/Sat 10am - 6pm
Library Winter Hours
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T/W/TH 11am - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
Museum Summer Hrs
Tue-Sat 10am - 5pm
Museum Winter Hours
Tue-Th: By App
Fri-Sat 12pm - 5pm
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