Big Lake is located approximately 60 road miles or 15 minutes by plane north of Anchorage, Big Lake is far enough away from the Big City to offer the peace and quiet of country life, yet close enough to provide all the necessary and desired amenities and a great place to live.
We are excited to let our Big Lake patrons know that we are now able to check out library materials as a curbside service. At this time you can only request items from our library.
The process is simple, log-in to our on-line catalog @ matsugov.us/msln/biglake search for and place holds on the items of your choice or give us a call @ 861-7635 to reserve an item for you. Then, let us know when you will be coming by to pick up your items and we will put them on the table outside with your name on them. You will be able to pick your items up between 10 am and 5:30 pm Monday-Saturday.
For your safety and for the safety of our staff, all returned items will be quarantined for one week before they are wiped down, checked in, and re-shelved. Don’t worry, no late fees will be accrued during that time. Also, to clarify, you need to be a library patron with Big Lake listed as your home library in our system for you to request books online from the Big Lake Library. All checkouts will need to be returned to the Big Lake Library book drop when you are finished with them.
At this time Palmer and Wasilla libraries will not be offering this option.
Please let us know if you need further assistance or have any questions.
Fiber Arts Group
Our Fiber Arts group meets in the library's meeting room every Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm. This is an open group for all ages and levels of experience, and we are always happy to have new participants! If you enjoy crocheting, knitting, sewing, felting, spinning, or any other fiber art, this is the place for you! Everyone is welcome to drop by with whatever project they are working on.
Please consider supporting the Big Lake Public Library! Here are three easy ways you can help support us:
When filing for the PFD, donations can be made to Big Lake Library Advocates as part of the Pick.Click.Give. program. Go to http://www.pickclickgive.org/ for more info.
You can support the library every time you shop at Fred Meyer. Go to https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and link your Fred Meyer rewards card to the Big Lake Library Advocates ET246. A percentage of the profits from your purchases will be donated to the Big Lake Library Advocates at no additional cost to you!
When shopping from Amazon, Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3192474 and Amazon will donate a percentage to the Big Lake Library Advocates at no additional cost to you.
Thank you for supporting your library programs!