Mile 1314 Alaska Highway

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Annual Meeting followed by Third Quarterly Board Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 4:00 pm

We're starting with a picnic on the lawn, followed by the annual meeting, which will be followed immediately by the 4th quarterly meeting.

Members of the community are invited to attend.

Open Hours

Sunday: noon - 4 pm
Monday: noon - 4 pm
Tuesday: noon - 3 pm
Wednesday: noon - 8 pm
Thursday: noon - 4 pm
Friday: noon - 4 pm
Saturday: noon - 4 pm

Library closure temperature is -35 F; if it is -35 or colder, call to see if the library is open before you come in. The volunteer might or might not have opened the library.

Alaska Digital Library

To access ebooks and audio books from the Alaska Digital Library (formerly ListenAlaska) on your device, first download the free app Libby from your app store. Using the app, create an account and then sign in using your library card. See the librarian for your initial PIN or to have your PIN changed. You can also download books in your web browser; go to libbyapp.com

Donations

We rely on donations of cash, books, and videos that we can sell to help pay the costs of operating the library - and we do hope eventually to build a new, larger building.

You can also help us out by donating money on line, by mail, or in person:

We are located at Mile 1314 Alaska Highway. Our mailing address is Tok Community Library, PO Box 227, Tok, AK 99780-0227

Online Catalog:

All items of the collection that can be checked out are now entered into an online catalog. If you're looking for a particular book or subject, search the catalog. If there's something you need and we don't have it, we can probably get it through an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) or maybe even buy a copy for our library.

General information about Tok and the library:

The Tok Community Library is 100% volunteer operated; there are no paid employees to open the library. We always need more volunteers, so if you have a couple of hours a week that you can donate on a regular schedule, we would love to train you so that you can open the library during those hours. Call Kathy (907-940-0046) to schedule training and volunteer hours.

We serve the communities of Tok and Tanacross, and there are about 1254 year-round residents in the two communities. The climate is subarctic desert at an elevation of 1635 feet. There is no local government, so the Tok Community Library Association was formed in 1955 as a volunteer nonprofit organization to provide library services for the community. The library is currently located in the big log building at the interesection of the Tok Cutoff and Alaska Highway.

Additional details about Tok and other communities are available on the State of Alaska web pages, at community information.

Inter Library Loans

Our library is very small so we don't have all the books and other materials that we'd like to have. If there's a book, movie, audio book, or periodical article you need but we don't have, ask for it through an Inter Library Loan. It won't cost you anything; we (the library) pays the cost of the postage for the item. All we need from you is sufficient information to locate the correct item. Usually that would be the title and author, but maybe you don't have that exact information. Give us the best description you can, and we'll make an effort to get it.

Books for sale:

One of the ways we raise money to pay operating expenses is by selling used books. If you have books you no longer wish to keep, please consider donating them to the library. If they fit our collection policy, they will be placed on the shelves for people to borrow. Duplicates of volumes we already have and books that don't fit the collection policy are offered for sale.

Come check out our selection of used books for sale!

Patron computers and Internet Access:

Thanks to the OWL project and American Recovery Act grants, we now have five desktop computers with Windows 10 for patron use and Internet access, and we also now have WiFi access for those who prefer to use their own devices.

All are networked to printers. The newest printer also supports printing directly from your smart phone or other device, either via USB or WiFi.

Imagination Library

The Tok Community Library, Tok Headstart and Tok School are coordinating their resources to make the Imagination Library available to children of the area.

This program sends a book each month to each enrolled child from birth to five years old. For more details on the program and to enroll your child, see the Upper Tanana Imagination Library Web site.

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