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. The Talkeetna Public Library/Community Resource Center is 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.
The Library will be closed Monday May 31st for Memorial Day. We will reopen Tuesday June 1st with our normal hours.
As always the outside book return remains open.
The library is pleased to be offering in-person story time once again! The limit for eash week is 12 so please call in advance to sign up!
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.
Unfortunently at this time the Library has decided to not host Tween Movie Nights this year. Tweens will still be able to pick up a book and a snack each month beginning in November.
The books for the 2020-2021 Season are November: Holes by Louis Sachar, December: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, January: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, February: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, March: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and April: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl.
Tweens join us from October to April for an evening of fun. Each month we read a book and watch the movie based on that book. Come to the library for snacks, discussion, and a book. Each month you get a copy of the next month's book to take home and enjoy. The program meets on Saturdays from 5-7 pm. The tween program is for those in grades 4, 5, and 6 and ages 9-12.
Please contact the library if you have any questions
Unfortunently at this time the Library has decided to not host Teen Movie Nights this year. Teens will still be able to pick up a book and a snack each month beginning in November.
The books for the 2020-2021 Season are: November: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, December: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, January: Five Feet Apart y Rachael Lippincott, February: I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle.
Teens join us from October to March for an evening of fun. Each month we read a book and watch the movie based on that book. Come to the library for snacks, discussion, and a book. Each month you get a copy of the next month's book to take home and enjoy. The program meets on Saturdays from 6-8 pm. The teen program is for those in grades 7-12 and ages 13 and up.
Please contact the library if you have any questions.
The last meeting for BBC 2020-2021 will be April 20th at 11:00 on Zoom. We will be discussing The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. The ZOOM Meeting ID is 988 4349 5342. You will need a passcode to get in, please contact the library to get it.
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!
The 2020-2021 book list includes October: Wild Rivers, Wild Rose by Sarah Birdsall November: Find the Good by Heather Lende, December: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, January: Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson, February: The Birth House by Ami McKay, March: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, April: The UnlikelyAdventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal.
For more information please call (907) 861-7645.
At this time the Library will continue offering Strong Women virtually through ZOOM. You will need to download the ZOOM app or go to the webpage at https://zoom.us/ in order to participate. It will ask you for a meeting ID: 921 4648 1028. You will need a passcode to join, please call the library to get it. Please join us from 10 to 11 Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The Strong Women Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 to 11am. The program is a National Fitness Program for women with a goal of lifting women to better health. Please join us as we improve our balance and core strength!
Please contact the library at 907-861-7675 for more information.
At this time we are unable to offer Sewing Circle Meetings in the Library.
.The Friends of the Talkeetna Library was formed in 2003 and is a 501 (c) (3) organization. The mission of the Friends is: support the local library and its programs; raise community awareness of resources and services available at the library; enhance services and resources provided by the library; and be a liason between the community and the library staff.
More information about the Friends of the Talkeetna Library can be found at their website: https://www.friendsofthetalkeetnalibrary.org/