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Friends of the Ketchikan Public Library

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Who we are:

  • Friends who know that our community needs and benefits from a first-rate library. 

  • Friends who are interested in promoting the library by improving its services, resources, and community role.

  • Friends who care about libraries.


We are a volunteer group and an organized 501(c)(3) non-profit. Officers are elected at our annual meeting in April. We maintain email and mailing lists.


What we do:

  • Summer Reading Club support

  • Book sales

  • Blueberry Arts Festival booth

  • National Library Week activities

  • Library Special Requests (purchases, subscriptions, activities)

  • Alaska Digital Library audio- and e-books

  • Teen Advisory Group support

  • Visiting Authors support


The Friends hold a book sale at 319 Dock Street on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 10am - 2pm, and accept donations of selected books and DVDs that are clean and in good repair. Click here for a link to the Friends donation policy.

Where does the money come from, and where does it go?

  • Funds come from membership dues, gifts, endowments, memorials, the annual book sale, and the library book sale cart.

  • Money is used for Friends’ projects and for library needs outside the regular budget allowance.


Board & Officers

  • President: Tom Heutte

  • Vice President: Judith McQuerry

  • Secretary: Heidi Ekstrand

  • Treasurer: Lisa Scarborough

  • President-Emeritus: June Dahl

  • Maureen Eldridge

  • Jeannette Rosier

  • Licha Kelley-King

  • Anna Sherman

  • Clair Fitzpatrick

Friends of the KPL: Homepage_about
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