Coming up: National Friends of Libraries Week

Books in a Library

The Cordova Public Library will be spending the week of Oct. 15-21 celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends of the Cordova Public Library were established as a non-profit recently and have raised funds for the purchase of books, furnishings and more. Currently the local Friends of the Library group is preparing for their annual “Trick or Treat for Boooooks!” event; set to take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

Celebration activities include special children’s programs based on the theme of friendship.

“Our library would be much poorer without the Friends,” said library director Cathy Sherman. “The funds they raise definitely put the icing on the cake. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”

Please visit contact the library at 907-424-6667 to find out how to become a member of the Friends.

National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit


The Cordova Public Library is open:

Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday 10 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays

 Join us for activities for young and old at your library. 

Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club is geared to children 6 years and older. No pre-K please. Older kids will be having their own tournament and games; younger children will be able to do Pokemon crafts and games. Parents do not need to attend.

Teen Art

Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m.

After School Art

Friday, Oct. 19 from 3-4 p.m.

After School Art is geared to children of school age. Parents of younger children are encouraged to stay and assist.

Seniors, Books and Coffee

New books and new brain games at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Must be over 50 to attend.

Knit Lit

Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. A new interactive book club


Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m.