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Programs
All programs are free.  Children need to supervised by an adult at all times.  Contact us at 907-224-4082 or , or check our calendar for more information about Library & Museum programming.  Donations are welcome and help support our programs.


Programs for All Ages
All community members from Seward and the surrounding area are invited to participate in our programs.

Summer Reading Program

New in 2018! A Summer Reading Program for all ages, including preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and adults! A Kick Off Party will take place on May 26th and the Closing Party will take place on August 4th. You can sign up all summer long.  This program is coordinated with the Alaska State Library, and partially sponsored by the Seward Community Library Association and local businesses.

2018 Summer Programs
Weekly Saturday Movie Matinee, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Weekly LEGO Club, Wednesdays, 4:00pm
Weekly Play Time on Saturdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm all year
Simple Kite Making Workshop, Tuesday, June 12 at 1:00pm
Intro to Belly Dancing with Kalido, Thursday, June 14, 6:30-7:45pm
Intro to Persian Scarf Dance with Kalido, Thursday, June 19, 6:30-7:45pm
Moderate Kite Flying Workshop, Tuesday, July 24, 1:00pm



Annual Open House
Watch for this special event in early November for all ages and community members to celebrate our community with fun activities and food after our busy summer and shoulder seasons.



Programs for Youth
Children's Room at the Library
Engaging and interactive literacy and playspace programing are enhanced through designated library collections and spaces for young children, juniors through middle school, and young adults.  Children need to supervised by an adult at all times.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1KBK is a fun, free program for children from birth to five years and their caregivers to read 1000 books before kindergarten to increase early literacy and language skills. It's easier than you think with simple reading logs and 100-book milestones.  Stop by and register your child today and receive a special gift to celebrate your child's 500 and 1000 book milestones.

Early Literacy Station/Tablets
An AWE Early Literacy Station designed specifically for ages 2-8 features over 4,000 localized learning activities. Fun, interactive and engaging content spans seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. One computer station is located in the Children's Room and 6 tablets with headphones are available for in-library checkout.

Lunch Bunch
A book discussion program for all home-school students in the Seward area meets monthly during the school year (except December) on the last Wednesday of the month, and is recommended for students reading at the junior level. This program is aided by parent volunteers. Please call for details and information.  School season only.

Museum Children's Area
A collection of books about museums, local history and interests, as well as play things that represent our community, environment and history have been selected for the children's area in our museum. Ask for the Museum Explorers Guide and scavenger hunt activity sheets at the front desk.

Museum Drop-In Crafts
Fun craft activities at the Museum Kitchen Table to bring children and people of all ages into the museum in order to encourage use of the museum children’s area and enhance their understanding of local history and preservation efforts.

Museum Visits
Student groups are welcome to schedule a special Museum Visit mid-September - mid-May.  The visit may include a short historical movie about the 1964 earthquake or the Iditarod Trail, a guided program or tour, and a scavenger hunt or similar activity.  Must be scheduled in advance due to limited availability, so contact us early for details and information. 

Play & Chat
A free program offered year-round on Wednesdays, 10:30am - noon, for families with children 0 – 5 years old, with activities, stories, play-time and crafts, is made possible through a collaborative effort between the Infant Learning Program and the Library Museum. Healthy snacks are offered on occasion.

Play Time
Drop by the Children's Room on Saturday afternoons, anytime during noon - 4pm, for a casual and fun play time with with musical instruments or other thematic play material, story books and friends.  Note this is an unstructured play time and adult supervision is required. 

Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library
We partner with and support our local chapter of the Imagination Library, which provides an excellent selection of free books for children, ages 0-5 years. Stop by to register your child today or visit the Imagination Library website and follow prompts to register your child.

Story Time
Join us Friday mornings at 11:00 a.m. from mid-September through April for stories, songs and more, to build early literacy and other valuable skills. Intended for children up to five years old and their caregivers at no cost and no registration required.  Adult supervision is required.  Story Time takes place in the Museum once a month to incorporate local stories, history, collections and activities so young children may learn about local history and how to be Museum Explorers.  School season only.


Programs for Adults

Community Book Club
The Community Book Club meets monthly every third Saturday of the month at 11am in the Meeting Room October through April.  All are welcome, whether or not the book was  Stop by or call for the current selection.  Winter only.

Movie Programs
Watch our online calendar for movie events using our copyright subscription to provide free community entertainment.

Author Visits and Writer's Workshops
Watch our online calendar, because we like to offer author visits, readings and writer's workshops whenever we can.  Contact us if you know of an author, are an author or would like to request a specific writer's workshop program.  You're suggestions are welcome!


Have an idea for a program? Let us know!



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