Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Open to babies through preschool.

how to participate:

1. Sign up and Start a Reading Log

Decide how you want to track your reading. Here are some ideas:

2. Track Your Reading

Each time you read a book with your child, record the title in your reading log. 

3. Show us Your Reading Log at Milestones

  •  At each 100 books milestone, visit the library during Toddler Time or Open Play for a sticker & photo. 
  • At 500 books receive a new book to take home - and keep!
  • At 1,000 books receive a $25 Gift Certificate for Sing Lee Alley Books.

Storytellers Pole Unveiling May 17

Since opening the doors of the new library in 2013 we've been dreaming of a totem pole in the front of the building made by master Tlingit carver Tommy Joseph. Our dream is taking shape and installation of our 20 foot red cedar 'Storytellers pole' is planned for Thursday May 17 at 4pm.  

The Storytellers Pole is an original, innovative artwork developed and created for the Petersburg Public Library by master Tlingit carver Tommy Joseph. It was inspired by the familiar children’s stories, rhymes and tales most of us grow up with and that connect generations. Libraries are an important community venue for keeping these stories and their creators alive.

The project is made possible with funding from the Rasmuson Foundation, Petersburg Community Foundation, Friends of Petersburg's Libraries and scores of individual donors. Thank you!

LISTENING PROJECT: Ray Duguqua

Ray Duguqua sits down with Molly Taiber to talk about growing up in the village of Kake in the 1930s. He tells about going to Fish Camp in Saginaw Bay with his grandparents, about Kake Day, and what it was like to leave the village to attend school in Sitka. This is a rare glimpse into a world that now only exists in memory.

In the excerpt Ray tells about going to Fish Camp with his grandparents.

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