Putting Alaska's Newspapers Online

The Alaska State Library is scanning 100,000 pages of Alaska’s historic newspapers and putting them online for free. This is exciting news that opens up a wealth of historical information about our area!  The first batch of 10,000 pages went up on the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website last week, take a look...



Eclipse! Live Streaming at the library from NASA

On August 21st, 2017 we will have the exciting opportunity to view the first total solar eclipse visible across the continuous United States since 1979! We'll offer a televised viewing, rain or shine, for those who would like a clear view. A limited number of glasses and  pinhole camera kits will be available. 




NASA's Eclipse Preview 

Download your own Eclipse Kit

The Library be be closed so please enter through outside community room door.  Brought to you by the Marine Advisory Program, Petersburg Marine Mammal Center and the Petersburg Public Library. 

Our Summer Readers Shine!

What a great summer it's been! This year kids visited the museum, dressed up as their favorite book character, did origami, identified plants in the library's garden....and a whole lot more! 143 kids completed 1780 challenges. We loved seeing kids and families visiting the library to solve puzzles, do research, and find great books to read.  Our Summer Reading Challenge is about so much more than reading! We challenged kids to learn new skills, get creative, and have fun learning - and that's just what they did.

While our Summer Reading Challenge is over for another year - we've got big plans for next year and are always looking for new ideas. Have an idea to help us improve? We want to hear it! ›