Recent Board Meetings:

 07-10-2024 Monthly Meeting  Packet 
 07-10-2024 Special Meeting  Packet 
 06-12-2024 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 05-08-2024 Monthly Meeting Minutes PacketA PacketB
 04-10-2024 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 03-13-2024 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 02-14-2024 Monthly Meeting  Minutes Packet 
 01-10-2024 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet
 01-10-2024 ANNUAL MEETING Minutes Packet  
 12-13-2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 11-08-2023 Monthly Meeting Cancelled Packet 
 10-11-2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 09-13-2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 08-09-2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 07-12-2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 
 06-14-2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes Packet 

         *Minutes have not yet been approved

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Meet the Board:

Joan Merrick, President

Joined the board in 2019 as president, and has been president ever since. She likes things to be efficient and orderly so she makes an excellent president. She joined the board because she loves books and loves libraries, as libraries are central to a vibrant community. She has been a nurse practitioner for 46 years and still works part time. Besides reading, she likes to knit, weave, and quilt.

Mary Lou Wilcox, Vice President (Summer)

Joined the board in 2015. She designs our clever book sale flyers each month that are full of puns.

Jane Fuerstenau, Vice President (Winter)

Joined the board in 2023. She is the Library Director at Kenai Peninsula College. She chaired the City of Soldotna Library Advisory Board for about 10 years and has been a librarian in our community for more than 20 years.

Pam Joslin, Treasurer

Joined the board in 2020 as treasurer and has been the treasurer ever since. She is a retired CPA, a lifelong Alaskan, and an avid reader. She joined the board to support our library.

Barbara Olson, Secretary/Membership Chair

Joined the board in 2018. She retired from the Kenai Peninsula Borough where she worked in Information Technology (IT). She has been utilizing Soldotna Library services and programs since 1983 and wanted to help the library continue to thrive.

Vicki Johnston-Freese, Bookstore Manager

Joined the board in 2015. She manages a volunteer crew (ages 15-75) who all work to prepare for the monthly Used Book and Art Sales. She is a retired school librarian and part time teacher. She came to Alaska to work in the Kodiak School District in 1979, then spent 2 years at King Cove School District (out in the Aleutians) before coming to Sterling Elementary School. She met her husband of over 40 years as he also worked at Sterling Elementary.

Jane Gabler

Joined the board in 2023. She retired from the Kenai Peninsula Borough as a Planner. 

Romi Haseo

Joined the board in 2023.

Heather Rasch

Joined the board in 2021.

Soldotna Library Friends

(Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library)

501(c)3 organization Tax ID No. 30-0347148

PO Box 4134

Soldotna, AK  99669               

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