Hundreds of visitors pack library opening


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

The Kake Keex’ Kwaan Tlingit dancers began their dance in a library conference room, strutted down the aisles and outside to finish their performance under a tent the Public Works Department erected earlier in the week.

The new Petersburg Library grand opening celebration was packed with visitors last Saturday. Senator Burt Stedman and Rasmuson Foundation CEO Diane Kaplin spoke during the event.

Among many remarks and thanks, Kaplin made a point to thank Borough Librarian Tara Alcock for her dedication to Petersburg’s library.

“I really want to congratulate Tara. She has worked very, very hard on this,” Kaplin said.“You can tell when you walk into a library if it’s a great library. The second you walk in the door you can see that somebody loves it and she has obviously loved this library for a l...

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