The Soldotna Library Friends have donated $3,100 to the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library for the purchase of supplies and to support library programming.
“Library staff are very grateful for the hard work and support of the Soldotna Library Friends, and for the contributions of our community donors,” said Soldotna Librarian Rachel Nash in a letter to the Soldotna City Council outlining the donation.
The donation will be split up for several different uses: $1,400 will be used to promote and support the 2019 summer reading program; $1,000 will be used to support various library programs throughout the year; $500 will be used for the One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten program enhancing preliteracy and $200 will be used to purchase toys for the children’s area.
The donation hasn’t officially been approved. An ordinance to appropriate the funds was introduced at Soldotna’s City Council meeting Wednesday, with a public hearing scheduled for May 8.