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Library & Museum Report 3/20/20

Post Date:03/23/2020 10:00 AM
Seward Community Library & Museum 
Director’s Report
3/20/20 

The Seward Community Library & Museum is closed and all non-essential staff have been sent home until April 24th, or until otherwise determined, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Disease.  You can find City of Seward COVID-19 updates at www.cityofseward.us/community/covid-19.

Director Kingsland will answer incoming calls to the Library & Museum as she is able.  You may also contact her directly at 907-244-4008 or vkingsland@cityofseward.net.  Thank you for your patience!

Some Good News
  All other Library Museum staff are working remotely, communicating and maintaining a schedule.
  ALL library loan due dates are extended through May 15, including those from other libraries.
  ALL Seward item overdue fines will also be forgiven through the month of April, which is our annual tradition for Library Amnesty Month.
  Holds are temporarily suspended, but not deleted.
  Regular library card holders have access to the Alaska Digital Library.  Blocked status’ have been temporarily lifted.  Visit adl.overdrive.com with your library card number and pin.  Call Director Kingsland if you need help.
  We have free Wi-Fi outside our building 24/7!  No password.
  We are working on virtual programming, online resources and other ideas to continue to enrich our community during this stressful time.  

Updates will be posted to our webpage:  www.cityofseward.us/libmus

In Case You Didn’t Know

The Alaska State Library purchases databases annually for Alaska residents of all ages.  Visit lam.alaska.gov/sled to access SLED, the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway.  Alaska residents can fill a form to receive a password:  www.aklib.net/help/sled-databases-password-request-form 

The 2020 Census can still be done online at my2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail.  Visit www.census.gov for more information.  10 minutes of your time is worth 10 years of economic benefit and impact to Alaska and our communities!  Due April 1st.

Permanent Fund application forms can be found at pfd.alaska.gov/Forms for printing and mailing.  Due March 31st.


Valarie Kingsland, MLIS
Museum & Library Director
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