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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 will be offered this summer to all ages, including preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and adults. A Kick Off Party will take place in late May or early June and the Closing Party will take place in early August. This program is coordinated with the Alaska State Library, and partially sponsored by the Seward Community Library Association and local businesses.

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 iteracy 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, so stop by and register your child today!

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.

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 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.  Please call 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.

Programs for Adults
Have an idea for a program?  Let us know!

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. 

City of Seward • P.O. Box 167, 410 Adams Street City Hall Building • Seward, Alaska 99664 • (907) 224-3331
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