petersburg public library
           we connect you to the world of ideas

Monday-Thursday    11-8 pm
Friday & Saturday     11-6 pm
Sundays & Holidays   Closed

Petersburg Public Library
14 S. Second Street
PO Box 549
Petersburg, AK 99833

Petersburg Borough


Upcoming Facility Closures:
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 27
Christmas - December 24 & 25

the Zine: Call for Submissions
The library's Zine (self-published, non-commercial booklet) is putting out a call to teen artists (6th – 12th grade) wanting to have their work locally published. What type of work can be submitted? Pretty much anything goes – personal essays, fiction, discussions, craft or do-it-yourself advice, articles about music, video games or movies, comics, poetry, jokes, true stories, letters, drawings, artwork, journalistic reporting, photographs, poems, tips and more…
All work must be original. Submit your piece at the Petersburg Public Library by December 9th. For questions contact Jessica Ieremia @ the Public Library 772-3349.

Holiday Literary - Call For Readers, Writers, Musicians and More!
Deadline Monday, December 15th
We are now accepting sign-ups for the Holiday Literary! You have until December 15, plenty of time to pick your favorite song or story of the season to share with the community. Contact the library at 772-3349 to sign up.

Holiday Literary
Saturday, December 20th at 1:00pm
Come share stories, poems & music. All ages are welcome & refreshments will be served.

Toddler Time
Every Tuesday at 11:15 am
A time for toddlers and their caregiver to engage in fun activities that encourage language development through song, dance, books, and movement.  Siblings welcome.

Children’s Storytime
Every Thursday at 2:00 pm
Children from age 3 to 7 and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement and fun! Spend quality time with your young ones and continue to strengthen their literacy skills. An easy craft activity follows story time each week.

Creative Writing Workshop
4 Thursdays - November 13 & 20, Dec 11 &18
ages 16 and up  - FREE - registration required

Instructor Mary Koppes brings her love of writing and her experience with the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method to the library for a 4-week creative writing workshop. Each session is filled with unique writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing. Participants write and share in a supportive environment where positive feedback is given. All skill levels are encouraged to attend as are those looking for a new creative outlet.

the Zine
3 sessions - 6:30-8pm - Tues Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 13
Open to teens 6th-12th grade
free - registration required

Do you like writing, photography, art, graphic design, and/or publishing? Then come to the library and help create our first quarterly "Zine" (self-published magazine) with instructor Mary Koppes. Made possible

Petersburg Chess Club - Youth
2nd Monday of every month from 3:30-4:30
Open to kids grades 1 - 8
Instructors: Jeigh Stanton-Gregor & Kyle Clayton
Bring your own board if you have one. A limited number of chess boards will be available.

Petersburg Chess Club – All ages
4th Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Instructors: Jeigh Stanton-Gregor & Kyle Clayton
Bring your own board if you have one. A limited number of chess boards will be available. 

Blue Bag Pickup available at the library
Pick up your recycling bags from the Library! For any questions or more information, please contact Public Works at 772-4430 ext. 36.

Call for Artists: Library Art Display Program
The Library has a limited amount of wall display space available for original art pieces created by a local artist on a temporary basis. Petersburg Borough area residents, from amateur to professional, are invited to apply. Share A Vision Art Display Program Registration Form

Ebooks & Digital Audiobooks 101
call 772-3349 to book an appointment
Get help accessing the library's collection eBooks and digital audiobooks. We'll help you set up your account and download to your device or one of ours.



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  petersburg public library
           we connect you to the world of ideas