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Grand Opening Celebration!

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New library grand opening celebration this Saturday!

New Library Grand Opening Celebration!
Saturday Sept 28 @ 2pm 
Celebrate this momentous occasion – it takes a community to build a library and we did it!  Join us for a short program honoring the many people who helped make it happen, a performance by Kake’s renowned Keex’ Kwaan Dancers, and refreshments provided by the Friends of Petersburg’s Libraries.The celebration will continue after the ceremony with a potluck at 5pm at the ANB/ANS Hall. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes brought by neighbors and friends while experiencing Tlingit dancing and singing by both Petersburg and the Kake Keex’ Kwaan Dancers.
PARKING:  In preparation for the event, the library parking lot will be closed Thurs-Monday. On Saturday, both the Forest Service or Presbyterian Church parking lot will be available for event attendees.
LIBRARY OPEN HOURS: The library will be open regular hours through Friday Sept 27.  On Saturday Sept 28 the facility will open to the public after the ceremony at 2pm.

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Kake’s Keex’ Kwaan Dancers will be in Petersburg this weekend to celebrate the grand opening of our new community library! After the ceremony, the celebration will continue with a potluck at the ANB/ANS Hall at 5pm—everyone is welcome – enjoy mouth- watering dishes brought by neighbors and friends while experiencing Tlingit dancing and singing by both Petersburg and the Kake Keex’ Kwaan Dancers. We are looking for people to help make food for the dancers and help with the potluck. If you are interested, contact Jessica at the library (772-3349).

kake dancers

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The joy of self check out

One of the great features of the new library is our self checkout kiosk. You can check out your own books and DVDs, renew your material, and look at your account. It’s fast and easy to use, we love it!

 

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SAVE THE DATE

New Library Grand Opening Celebration!
Saturday Sept 28 @ 2pm
Celebrate this momentous occasion – it takes a community to build a library and we did it! The renowned Keex’ Kwaan Dancers from Kake will perform. The library will be opening late that day, when the ribbon is cut. (Photo created by Dan LaForce, our amazing Construction Manager – thanks Dan!)

 

the new library is here

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Library set to reopen September 16

The public library will reopen on Monday September 16 at 11am. We’ll be thanking everyone for their patience during the delay with a ‘fine free’ month Sept 16-October 16. If you come in to the library any time during that month, all overdue fines on returned material will be forgiven!

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The new library is in the final stages of construction.  In the upcoming weeks the furniture and bookshelves will be delivered and installed.

The library closes on Friday July 26 at 4pm for our move into the new facility.  Help us say goodbye to the old library at 3pm with Root Beer floats and a performance by Kids Rock!

Foyer

Foyer and check out desk

Foyer

Foyer, looking towards the children’s room

Teen Room

Teen Room

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Teen Room

Main collection area

Main collection area

Fireplace

Fireplace

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Main collection area, awaiting book shelves

Children's Room

Children’s Room

Walking into the library

Walking into the library

Check out desk

Check out desk

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Calling all artists!

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Interior Art Procurement for the new Petersburg Public Library

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Petersburg Public Library requests proposals for Interior Art Procurement for their new facility. Total budget for this project is $50,000. The intent is for the budget to cover several individual works of art.

Electronic proposals will be received by the Borough’s Architect, MRV Architects until 4:30 p.m. local time on July 8, 2013. Project documents and submittal requirements are available from MRV Architects, via email: corey@mrvarchitects.com. Inquiries about this project should be made to the Project Architect Corey Wall (907) 586-1371, corey@mrvarchitects.com.

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Library Board tours facility

The Library Board on their first official visit to the new library last Wednesday. Pictured are Marilyn Menish-Meucci, Jon Wright, Anne Hurt, Mary Ellen Anderson, and Elizabeth Thompson (absent board members: Alec McMurren & Karen Dillman).

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New library progress

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REQUEST FOR BIDS – SHELVING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Petersburg Borough requests bids for Shelving Procurement for the new Petersburg Library. This project consists of a shelving package estimated at around $150,000.

Sealed proposals will be received by the Borough’s Architect, MRV Architects, Attn: Chris Florendo, 1420 Glacier Ave. #101, Juneau, Alaska 99801, until 3:00 p.m. local time on April 11, 2013. Project documents, material specifications and submittal requirements are available from MRV Architects, Attn: Chris Florendo, 1420 Glacier Ave. #101, Juneau, Alaska 99801 (907) 586-1371. Inquiries about this project should be made to the Project Architect Corey Wall (907) 586-1371, corey@mrvarchitects.com.

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Request for Bids – Furniture

REQUEST FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Petersburg Borough requests bids for Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Procurement for the new Petersburg Library. This project consists of a seating, tables, and other furniture package estimated at around $200,000.

Sealed proposals will be received by the Borough’s Architect, MRV Architects, Attn: Chris Florendo, 1420 Glacier Ave. #101, Juneau, Alaska 99801, until 2:00 p.m. local time on April 11, 2013. Project documents, material specifications and submittal requirements are available from MRV Architects, Attn: Chris Florendo, 1420 Glacier Ave. #101, Juneau, Alaska 99801 (907) 586-1371. Inquiries about this project should be made to the Project Architect Corey Wall (907) 586-1371, corey@mrvarchitects.com.

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Romiad move falls through

KFSK Public Radio, Petersburg – It looks like Petersburg’s Romiad Building will be torn down after all. A local Business has decided not to go forward with a $200 thousand dollar loan from Petersburg’s Economic Development Fund. Click here to listen to the full news story on KFSK. 

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Absentee Voting

Any qualified elector who is absent or expects to be absent from the City, or who will be unable to go to the polling place for reasons of physical disability on the day of the Election, may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will be available in the City Clerk’s office, 12 S. Nordic Dr. beginning Wednesday, September 14. Voters wishing to receive an absentee ballot by mail must make request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29. Voters may vote by absentee ballot at the Clerk’s Office through twelve noon (12:00 p.m.), Monday October 3.

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REGISTER TO VOTE!

Sept 4, 2011 is the last date to register to vote in the October 4 municipal election. To register to vote in Alaska you must be a U.S. Citizen, a resident of Alaska, a registered City resident, and at least 18 years old. You can register online at City Hall, the Police Department or online at www.elections.alaska.gov.

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Fine tuning the floor plan

Currently library staff are working with the project architects to fine tune the internal workings of the new library. We are considering questions such as:  Is there enough space for our collections to expand by at least 20%? Does the layout of the children’s area allow for children’s activities to take place? Is there ample space for our community’s teens?

CLICK HERE to view the updated floor plan for the new library. Call us at 772-3349, email us at libdir@ci.petersburg.ak.us or drop by the library to if you have comments or questions.

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This Saturday, May 16 the Library Board will be honoring the Eldor & Polly Lee family donation of their Hammer Slough property to the City. The property, which is adjacent to the site of the new library, will be called “Centennial Park”. Everyone is invite to join us in recognizing the Lee family’s generosity by attending either of the events listed below:

2:30 pm – Photograph at the Lee property (Birch Street), Polly Lee will present the deed to Mayor Al Dwyer

3:00 pm- Little Norway Pageant: Julie Hursey, Library Board Chair, will give a short presentation thanking Polly Lee and her family.

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This week the Library Board decided to postpone a local bond initiative for a new library. After an encouraging visit from Ed and Cathy Rasmuson, along with the results of a recent survey, it was decided that this was not a good year to make a ballot appearance.

In late April the McDowell Group surveyed 252 Petersburg voters. 75% percent of respondents indicated a moderate to high level of interest in a new library however while 48% said they would approve a sales tax, 46% said they would not.

This is a tough time for folks in Alaska. Many of those surveyed voiced concerns about rising fuel costs and an uncertain economic future. In light of these findings, the library board decided to postpone the ballot measure and spend more time considering a funding plan that would lessen the burden on local taxpayers.

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There are two essential components to consider with existing buildings:  1) A downtown location that offers safe access for children and other pedestrians and contributes to maintaining our vibrant downtown, and 2) adequate floor space on one floor so expensive staffing increases are not required for security and customer service. The library board has been carefully exploring options that become available and will continue do to so. A cost effective, permanent, City owned solution for the library is a priority.

 

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