The town of Talkeetna is located about halfway between Anchorage and Denali National Park, and offers tons of adventures as well as great views of Denali (aka Mt. McKinley). The Talkeetna Public Library/Community Resource Center is currently located about 2 miles from downtown, and serves three Upper Susitna Valley communities – Chase, Talkeetna, and Susitna North (aka the Y, or Sunshine) – as well as remote homes along the Alaska Railroad and along the Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna Rivers. The library provides various resources and programs to change lives and build community.
2018 Summer Reading Program will be for children, teens, and adults. The theme for 2018 for all ages will be "Libraries Rock". Summer Reading Programs are usually every Thursday in June and July from 12:45 to 1:45 pm. Special programs may occur at other dates and times. For additional information, please contact the library.
Preschool Story Time with stories, crafts, games, and songs happens every Thursday, 11:15 a.m. from September through May. All ages are welcome, but especially preschoolers between 0 and 5 years of age. You may call the library at (907) 861-7645 for further information, or visit the library’s Facebook page.
The Breakfast Book Club (Talkeetna’s own BBC) meets on the second Tuesday of fall, winter, and spring months from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Coffee and tea are provided, and potluck breakfast finger foods are welcome! Meetings will resume in September. For more information please call (907) 861-7645.
Teams from book clubs in the area met and battled it out just like the younger generation.
This year’s Battle took place on April 10th at the Flying Squirrel Bakery Café. For more information, please call or stop by the library.
Next winter’s reading program will begin in January 2016 with an as yet undecided theme.
Advocates for the Talkeetna Library are the local Friends group. The Friends support the library through advocacy and monetary support for programming and other needs. To support the Friends of the Talkeetna Library without cost to you:
You can follow the Friends on Facebook or on their web page, www.friendsofthetalkeetnalibrary.org.