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.

Thanksgiving Day Craft
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2 PM, in the Community Room

Make a fun Thanksgiving Day craft and show it off to your family and friends. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Events for Teens:

Teens @ the Library
Every Wednesday in November, 4 PM, in the Community Room.
11/5:  Veteran's Day Trivia!  Match wits with your friends to win prizes and bragging rights.
11/12: Did you know the library has Just Dance for the PS4?  Wear your comfy shoes and take it for a spin at our inaugural dance off!

11/19: This week is World Kindness Week!  Collaborate with your friends and your librarian to brighten someone's day this week.

11/26: Turkey Day Survival Guide:  When extended families get together, sometimes the bird isn't the only one in the hot seat.  Enjoy a snack (no stuffing allowed!) and talk about how to handle the holidays graciously and gratefully.

YA Movie of the Month
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4 PM, in the Community Room.

Feel Good Movie (3-5pm). Based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale. Rated PG. Refreshments will be served.
Events for Adults:

Stress Relief QiGong Practice
Every Tuesday in October, Nov 4, 18 & 25, 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.


Yoga Strength
Fridays, October 3, 10 & 31, November 7, 14 & 21, 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, at 5:30 PM, Fridays Nov 7, 14 & 21 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.

Knitting Circle
Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:15 AM, by the Fireplace.

Join our knitting circle. We meet every first Monday of the month to work on projects, socialize, and share advice and patterns.

Outside The Box Book Club
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 4:00 PM, in the Community Room.

Readers Wanted! The Soldotna Library is starting their new Outside The Box Book Club for adults. Come share refreshments and ideas with fellow book lovers. No required reading for the first meeting.

Free Elder Law Clinic
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 PM, In the Community Room.

This legal clinic is for those who would like more information about Elder Law. You will learn about advanced health care directives, guardianship and conservatorship, power of attorney, probate, and wills. Applications for Alaska Legal Services will be available if you are in need of assistance from an attorney. Sponsored by Alaska Legal Services Corporation. Questions? Call the Kenai ALSC office (907) 395-0352.

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.

Author Visit: Prescription for Adventure!
Thursday, November 6, 2014, Noon, in the Community Room.

Join Naomi Gaede-Penner as she presents her Prescription for Adventure book series. Listen to excerpts from her books and see slides from her family’s early homesteading years on the Kenai Peninsula. Her Alaska History Study Guide has been used by students across the state, grades 6 – 12, especially those needing to complete their Alaska History credit requirements. Discussion to follow! For a sneak peek visit Naomi’s website at

International Game Day
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1 PM to 5 PM, in the Community Room.

Join us for a day of strategy game playing and game testing! Be one of the few to game test the next big strategy game Serfs and Soldiers. Similar to the games “Settlers of Catan” and “Chess”, Serfs and Soldiers has you exploring for resources while defending your land using strategy and tactics. Light snacks will be provided. Settlers of Catan, Ages of Empires, Chess, and other games will be available for play. Don’t pass up the opportunity to help shape and form the prototype of this exciting game!


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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