City of Soldotna, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula

In the very heart of the beautiful Kenai Peninsula!


Events at the Library! - January 2015


Events for Children:

Toddler Story Time (18 Months-PreK)
Tuesdays 10:30 AM, in the Children’s Area.

Get up and get moving at the Library with stories, songs, and silly fun that encourages your toddler's language skills! During these 20-30 minute programs, trained library staff present stories, songs and movement activities to match the attention spans of toddlers. Toddlers and their grownups are encouraged to become actively involved in the stories. Younger and older siblings are always welcome with adult supervision.


Bouncing Babies Story Time (Birth-18 Months)
Wednesdays 10:30 AM, in the Community Room.

Come share songs, stories, and snuggle time with Bouncing Babies. Designed for our youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, the Bouncing Babies program helps nurture babies’ rapidly developing brains, providing positive experiences with books and language. Younger and older siblings are always welcome with adult supervision.
Family Story Time (PreK and Up)
Thursdays 6 PM, in the Children’s Area.
Bring the whole family out to listen to stories, sing songs, and have a blast at your Library. Younger and older siblings are always welcome.


LEGO Club (Ages 6 & Up)
Tuesdays 4 PM, in the Community Room.            

Tell your stories and build your world with Legos. Bring a friend with you and let your imagination go wild.  Adult supervision needed for those under the age of 10.


Movies @ the Library
Monday, January 19, 2015, 3 PM, in the Community Room.

A young girl from South Los Angeles participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. See how she overcomes adversity.  This film is sure to inspire.  Rated PG.



Events for Teens:


Teens @ the Library
Every Wednesday in January, 4 PM, in the Community Room.


Twelfth Night
January 7, 4 PM, in the Community Room.

OK, so technically, we’re a day late.  Come by anyway and enjoy a slice of King Cake and some PS4.


Lego Free Time
January 14, 4 PM, in the Community Room.

Why should the little kids have all the fun?  Enjoy our enormous Lego hoard and attempt to complete a challenge.


Let them eat cake!
January 21, 4 PM, in the Community Room.

On this day in history: Louis XVI was beheaded in France.  Come hear more about this decapitation-heavy revolution and sample a French snack.


Data Privacy Day!
January 28, 4 PM in the Community Room.

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you’re not right.  Everyone online is totally watching you.  Come learn some easy strategies and social media tips to keep your data, and your identity, safer.


YA Movie of the Month
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3 PM, in the Community Room.

See the world from a kid’s eye view in this hilarious, heartwarming film based on Roald Dahl’s Matilda.



Events for Adults:


Stress Relief QiGong Practice
Tuesdays, 1 PM—2:30 PM, in the Community Room.

Enjoy meditation to restore balance to the entire body. Easy and fun exercises. No previous experience or level of physical ability necessary. Parents and children are welcome! With Duane Gibson.


Handy-Crafters (Knit, Crochet, Embroidery, Cross-Stich, and More!)
Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:15 AM, by the Fireplace.

Bring your needles, hooks, yarn, Aida or other handicraft and relax by the fireplace the first Monday of the month to work on projects, socialize, and share advice and patterns. All levels of expertise welcome.


Outside The Box Book Club (Book Club For Adults)
Saturday, January 10th, 4:00 PM, in the Community Room.

January is National Hobby Month! We’ll be reading the book “WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?: A Personal Journey into the Heart of Fanatical Passion in America.” Come join us for a discussion on hobbyists in America and how to start your own hobby!


Free Permit Practice Test


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 .


Rachel Nash - Librarian

Katja Wolfe - Assistant Librarian
Linda McMilin - Library Clerk
Rachel Coley - Library Clerk
Joe Nicks - Library Clerk

City of Soldotna, Alaska



Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat:
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.


Tue, Thur:

10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

Soldotna Public Library
235 N. Binkley
Soldotna AK 99669

Phone: 907-262-4227
Fax: 907-262-6856

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