National Library week


Photo courtesy of Sue Paulsen

Colleen Nicholson, left, was honored by the Friends of Petersburg Libraries during National Library Week as she is the last living member of the original 1954 Library Board, according to a statement from Sue Paulsen. Cathy Cronlund, right, presented Nicholson, 92, with flowers and remembered her work in the early years of the Library Board as a representative of the Friends of Petersburg Libraries on Tuesday. The local library started out as a single shelf of books in the American Legion Hall in 1931, but in 1954, Alaska law required that the public elect a board of directors in order for t...

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