Make a wish come true at the Library Museum! The annual Wish Tree has been placed in the library and ready for you to help us place new books on the shelves! Each beautiful vintage postcard holds a book wish with suggestions from patrons and the library staff. For $20, you can make a wish come true!
Stop by the library museum during open hours, take some time to select a book and fill out information to go on the book plate placed inside the cover of the book. The library staff can help you select a book too if you would like them them to. Live far away from Seward but would like to sponsor a book? Use the wish tree sponsorship form and
mail your check to the Friends and we will be glad to help you with your wish sponsorship!
Friends of the Seward Library
A good time was had Saturday at our celebration of the season. Music and dancing in the stacks, family story time, face painting, kids crafts, museum open and free, awesome finger foods and cider. We want to thank Blackwater Railroad for coming to play their music and all the volunteers that contributed to the food table and manning the stations throughout the Library Museum on Saturday. All that was left of the food were a few carrot sticks! Well done. We want to make this an annual event, so mark your calendars for next year around this time.
Wish tree is up with beautiful heritage holiday post cards, and will stay up now until the end of the year. Those cards have books on the back that are 'wishes' from the community and library staff to have on the shelves. Twenty dollar sponsorship will add a book to our library shelves. Stop by and find a book to sponsor, you can have your name, family name, or in memorial of a loved one put on the book plate that stays inside the cover of the book. photos by: SCLA
Come celebrate the joy of the season at the Seward Community Library Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 - 4 p.m. with free guided tours, live music, kids activities, a special preview of the 2014 Wish Tree and much more!
“This open house is a great way to explore Seward’s favorite library/museum and welcome some terrific new staff,” Friends of the Seward Library President Mary Tougas said.
The afternoon will also include free admission to the museum, a family story time, poetry and short story readings, live music from Seward’s own Blackwater Railroad Company and refreshments.
“Come join us for this great opportunity to learn more about early Seward, and its collection of artifacts as well as its tenacious pioneers and colorful characters," said Resurrection Bay Historical Society President Willard Dunham.
The Nov. 15 open house is also a great time to meet new staff. Library Director Valarie Kingsland started in August and hit the ground running. Collection Coordinator Heather McClain also started this fall and rounds out the staff, which also includes Program Coordinator Rachel James Library Services Technician Kate Rullman and Library Aide Stephanie Robertson.
This special event is being sponsored by the Seward Community Library Museum, Friends of the Seward Library and the Resurrection Bay Historical Society. We hope to see you there!
Print Out BW Schedule here
P.S. We are doing a canned food drive for our local food bank! Please bring a canned food item to our open house!! We will deliver to the food bank. Thanks