Beginning August 12th there will be a new face at the Soldotna Library. Please join us in welcoming Rachel Nash back to our community. We are very excited that Mrs. Nash has accepted the Librarian position.
Rachel (Beatty) Nash grew up in a log home in Sterling, Alaska. Books were very important in the Beatty home, and Rachel’s parents, John and Katherine Beatty, read to her every day. She remembers visiting the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library when she was very young, and being upset that she couldn’t read yet. Her parents told her that one day she would be able to read every single book in the library if she wanted to. Although Rachel didn’t read every single book, she did make quite a dent in the collection. From The Berenstein Bears to The Black Stallion, The Chronicles of Narnia, to Redwall, Rachel couldn’t get enough of reading. This love of reading continued throughout her youth and into adulthood. After graduating from Skyview High School, Rachel earned her Bachelors of English at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. While working as a page at the Soldotna Public Library, she decided to pursue her Masters in Library and Information Sciences, which she earned at the University of Pittsburgh. She is excited to return home to the Kenai Peninsula with her husband, Nathan, and their young son, Escher, and to be involved in opening the newly expanded library. She hopes members of the community will join with her in making the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library the heart of the community—a place where people of all ages and from all walks of life can meet to relax, learn, celebrate, and of course read.
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Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Joyce K. Carver Soldotna Public Library is to bring the power of information, imagination, and inspiration, through books, music, DVDs, and other materials to meet the intellectual, recreational, and cultural needs of all the people of our community and to promote a life-long love of learning.
The Soldotna Public library offers a large assortment of books and magazines in several media formats. We also offer six (Windows based) computers with internet access for public use on a first come, first serve basis and free broadband wireless internet access to those who bring in wireless enabled devices. The library has electronic card catalog stations to help patrons find library resources. To assist patrons in finding health information, laws, and news, the City has created a list of reference and search resources on the internet. To use this, click on "Public Information Portal" located in the link list to the right.You can now search for items in our collection by using our online catalog .