Kenai Community Library

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It’s Elizabeth Peratrovich Day in Alaska.

In her lifetime, the Tlingit  woman fought for equal treatment of Alaska Native people and lobbied for legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race. Her advocacy resulted in the Anti-Discrimination Law, approved on this day in 1945 by the Alaska Territorial Legislature.

If you want to learn more about Elizabeth Peratrovich’s life, your local libraries have got you covered.

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Some Kenai and Soldotna buildings are closing to the public following Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s emergency message.

That message was publicized a day before the Kenai Peninsula Borough reported 90 new cases of COVID-19, a record. The borough has one of the highest coronavirus case rates in the state.

Kenai City Hall will close to the public for the remainder of the month. The Kenai Community Library will also be closed then, though curbside pickup and book drops will remain open in the interim.

Courtesy of Virginia Morgan

Each of the Kenai Peninsula’s cities has its own public library. But folks living in unincorporated communities need not travel all the way to Kenai, Soldotna, Seward or Homer to borrow a book.

Anchor Point, Cooper Landing, Kasilof, Moose Pass, Nikiski and Ninilchik have their own libraries. Unlike their city-funded counterparts, these libraries rely on grants and donations for support.