Jon Ness Memorial Super Reader Prize Raffle

We're excited to announce that we've added a new prize to our Summer Reading Challenge. Starting this year kids K-12 who complete the most challenges will be entered into a special raffle- two $250 prizes will be awarded - one to a boy and one to a girl. 

The prize, given by Jeanette and Stewart Ness, is in memory of Jon Ness and celebrates his love of reading. A love they hope to pass on to future generations. 

Free eBooks and digital audiobooks

Headed out of town this summer? Whether you're headed out fishing or out of state, the Alaska Digital Library makes it possible to read your favorite books and try a few new ones while you're on the road or on the water.

If you need help figuring out how to load and listen to books on your device, you can book one on one time with a library tech to get you started. Contact us >

Summer Reading: Try the Family Management Portal

This year our Summer Reading Challenge offers the ability for parents/guardians to manage their children's accounts. Just visit the Family Management Portal

You can create new accounts or link existing accounts. We hope this makes life just a little less complicated for those who have multiple children participating in the program!

Questions? Contact Jessica at 772-3349 or

Featured Artist: Doris Olsen

The work of Petersburg artist Doris Olsen will be on display behind the library front desk this summer. 20% of sales will be contributed to the Petersburg Public Library Art Education Endowment Fund.

Doris's work can also be found in both the children's room and teen room. 

Doris Olsen, Tidal Treasures. $875  

Doris Olsen, Tidal Treasures. $875