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.


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.


Holiday Story Time
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6 PM, in the Library.

Santa Claus is coming to… the Soldotna Public Library. Come in and sing songs, listen to stories, and help us welcome our special guest! Make an ornament for your tree at home.


Holiday Movie @ the Library
Monday, December 22, 2014, 3 PM, in the Community Room.
Holiday Movie (3-5pm). Based on the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.   Watch the modern classic in your jammies.  Popcorn and holiday magic provided!

Events for Teens:

Teens @ the Library
Every Wednesday in December, 4 PM, in the Community Room.
12/3:  Introduction to Goodreads.  “I keep meaning to read that book…the one with the blue cover…”  There’s an app for that!
12/10: It’s Dewey Decimal Day!  How well do we know our Dewey?  Check your facts, find books, and win candy!
12/17: Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!  It’s the first night of Hanukkah, the celebration of lights.  Come and spin the top, wager chocolate gelt, and learn about the big importance of this little top.

12/24: Spend Christmas Eve afternoon with us! Video Games and Board Games.  Refreshments provided.


YA Movie of the Month
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3 PM, in the Community Room.
Holiday Movie (3-5pm). Based on the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Events for Adults:

Yoga Strength
Friday, December 5 and 19, 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!


Stress Relief QiGong Practice
Tuesday, December 23 and 30, 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, December 1, 2014, 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.


Holiday Crafts @ the Library
Monday, December 1, 2014, 4 PM, in the Community Room.
Come to the library and learn how to make holiday-themed flowers out of recycled paper, fabric and a little glue. Supplies will be provided.


Meet the Author: Ron Walden
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6 PM, in the Community Room.

We are excited to host local author Ron Walden at the Soldotna Public Library. Mr. Walden has written several books set in Alaska, including Cinch Knot, Ice Blue Eyes, and Easy Come Easy Go. Please join us for a book discussion and signing!


Last “Stitch” Effort (Handy-Crafters)
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 4:30 PM, by the Fireplace.

Worried about making that Holiday deadline? Bring your handicraft knit, crochet, embroidered or other projects and relax by the fireplace while socializing and sharing advice and patterns. All levels of expertise welcome.

Events for All Ages:


Cookie Exchange
Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 4:00 PM, in the Community Room.
Bring your favorite holiday treats and recipes to share and exchange! We will discuss cooking tips and other simple ways to survive the holidays.


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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