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As of Feb 1, 2012, 217 individuals, businesses and organizations have pledged $338,783 to the new Petersburg Library!

Make your tax deductible donation today…

  • In person at the library
  • By mail – Please use our donation form
  • Online - We can accept your credit card donation online at the Alaska Community Foundation’s secure online giving site. When asked “Please apply my gift to” be sure to select “Petersburg Public Library Fund”.

Questions? Call the library at (907) 772-3349 or email us at library@ci.petersburg.ak.us

Details about the new library’s FISHING WALL and the many naming opportunities available can be found on the capital campaign pledge form

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The Friends of Petersburg’s Libraries will have a booth this Saturday at the Oktoberfest Art Share.   Reserve your spot on the new library’s Fishing Wall and learn more about the project

Can’t make it to Oktoberfest? Drop by the library or click here: http://www.psglib.org/pledge%20form%2001.2011.pdf to print out a fishing wall form.

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Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation has awarded the City of Peters burg with a ‘top-off’ grant for up to $500,000 for the new library.   This ‘top-off’ grant relies on the community committing an additional $1.5M to the project by the end of 2011.

$5.27M (cash and in-kind) has been raised towards the fundraising goal of $6.78M for the new library. $1.5M still needs to be secured for the project to be fully funded.   Petersburg residents will have the opportunity to vote on a $1.5M bond on October 4, 2011 that would complete the funding for the new library.

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Tune in to the City Council meeting at 7pm on KFSK tonight to hear the Library Board’s report to the Petersburg City Council on the progress of the new library.

Click here to view the report.

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We received the exciting news on  Thursday that Governor Sean Parnell approved $3.3M for Petersburg’s new library. This is a huge leap forward for our new library – thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators in support. We’ve now secured 60% of funds we need!

What’s next? We are poised to submit grant applications this summer to private foundations. Later this year, we will kick off a local capital campaign.

Interested in making a donation? Contributions can be made at the library, by mail on online, click here for details.

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The Eldor and Polly Lee family have given an important gift to the community which commemorates the hundredth anniversary of Petersburg next year. They have donated the property on Hammer Slough where Eldor was born to the City for the Public Library, which will be called “Centennial Park”. This property is right below the proposed site for the new Petersburg library, and will create a park and trail to the Slough below. It extends the footprint of the library property, and the value of this land donation can be calculated in when foundations formulate matching grants. This is an invaluable step towards realizing the goal of a new library.

~excerpt from a speech given by Julie Hursey, Library Board President, at the May 18th, 2009 Little Norway Pageant

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On January 3 Gerald Lind, Dale Bosworth, and Ed Sarff from masons.gifPetersburg’s Masonic Lodge presented Library Board president Julie Hursey with a $25,000 donation towards the new library. We are excited about their generous contribution and for their recognition of the value of a new library for our community!  Learn more about donating to the library

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Public funding supports libraries, but it is often private donations that allow them to flourish! Learn more about the newly established Petersburg Public Library Foundation that was established not only to collect funds for the new library, but as a long term investment in the future of our library. It will help us establish a solid foundation for the library  in difficult times, help us maintain excellent services, and create an even better public library for the future of Petersburg.

The endowment fund can accept gifts of cash, securities or stock, real estate, personal property, bequests, life insurance, retirement accounts or pension plans. Learn more here or contact Tara Alcock at (907) 772-3349 for more details.

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Join our fundraising committee

It’s time to gear up our fundraising efforts for the new library. Many hands make light work so if you have a great idea to share, want to plan an event, or just want to lend a hand, we need you! Come to our fundraising committee meeting Wednesday, October 3 @ 6:30 in City Council Chambers.

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For over a year the library has been quietly collecting donations for our building project. To make it even easier to give we’ve set up an online donation site:

Amazon Honor System

If  you prefer to pay with cash or check, donations can be dropped off at the library or sent to:

Friends of Petersburg’s Libraries,
Attention: New library fund
PO Box 549
Petersburg, Alaska 99833

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