City of Soldotna, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula

In the very heart of the beautiful Kenai Peninsula!


Events at the Library!

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 with adult supervision.

Movies @ the Library
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2 pm, in the Community Room.

Ruh-Roh, there are monsters in that lake! Enter a certain famous Great Dane and his friends who must band together to solve a yet another mystery. Can you guess who they might be? Rated PG.

Refreshments will be served.

Halloween Story Time @ the Library
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6 pm, in the Children’s Area

Put on your costume and join us for Halloween stories, songs and activities, followed by our first annual Soldotna Public Library Halloween Parade. The winners of our pumpkin carving/decorating contest will be announced.
Events for Teens:

Teens @ the Library
Fridays 4-5 PM, in the Community Room

Who?: Middle and High School Students. What?: Games, Crafts, and Relaxation.
Events for Adults:

Stress Relief QiGong Practice
Every Tuesday in October, 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. With Duane Gibson.


Yoga Strength
Fridays, October 3rd, October 10th, October 31st, 10:15 AM –11 AM, in the Community Room.                                                                      

Ready to start your weekend off right? Join us on Friday mornings for a 45 minute FREE “Yoga Strength” session. Set to modern music, this class makes for a perfect introduction to yoga or a fun addition to your existing routine. Bring your own mat!

Free Family Law Clinic
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM, in the Community Room

Are you in need of a divorce, a custody or visitation agreement, an adoption, assistance with your child support, a guardianship? If so, Alaska Legal Services Corporation may be able to help. This FREE clinic is for people who have questions about their rights in these types of matter and what defenses they may have in a lawsuit. Information will be provided about how to handle your case on your own without hiring an attorney.

Questions? Call the Kenai ALSC office at (907) 395-0352.

Women & Investing
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, in the Community Room
A NO-COST SEMINAR focused on empowering women with the knowledge to take charge of their own future through investing. Gain skills now to set a financial direction. Presented by Anne Sinno, CRPC®, ACS®

Contact the Soldotna Public Library to reserve your spot! or (907) 262-4227

Social Security & Your Retirement
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4 PM, in the Community Room

If you’re between 55 and 62, this NO-COST seminar is for you! Learn the important “rules of the road” for receiving Social Security benefits, how to evaluate the possible routes you can take to maximize Social Security benefits and ways to develop a retirement income plan that considers your Social Security situation.

Contact the Soldotna Public Library to reserve your spot! or (907) 262-4227

Basic Sourdough Baking Workshop
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM, in the Community Room

Join us for a workshop on Basic Sourdough Baking. We’ll talk about the health benefits of using sourdough, discuss how to feed and care for a live starter culture, and share some simple sourdough recipes.  A limited amount of extra glass jars will be provided if you would like to take home a bit of the sourdough starter, but you are welcome to bring your own (about 1 cup capacity or larger). Presented by Brandy Nelson.

Events for Everyone:


Soldotna Public Library’s Tenth Annual Pumpkin Carving/Decorating

You are invited to show off your pumpkin carving/decorating talents during our 10th annual pumpkin-carving/decorating contest. Library patrons of all ages are welcome to bring in their own pumpkin anytime during library hours between Monday, October 27, 2014 and Wednesday, October 30, 2014. Entries will be separated into the following categories: costumed, painted and carved. Winners will be announced on October 30, 2014. Families and businesses are encouraged to participate.

For more information about the contest, call 907.262.4227.


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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