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The Friends of the Library Annual Meeting


Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 5:30 – 8:00 pm


Ann Stevens Room, 3rd Floor – Loussac Library – 3600 Denali Street


5:30 pm:    Reception – A time to visit with old and new Friends

6:15 pm:    Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

7:00 pm:    Featured Program – see below for details. (Friends of the Library Program is open to the Public).

Featured Program – Speaker Tim Troll:

Join Tim Troll aboard a restored 1936 double-ended gillnetter. Celebrate the history, beauty, and the fish!

Author Tim Troll is the executive director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust and author of “Sailing for Salmon: The Early Years of Commercial Fishing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay – 1884 to 1951.” Celebrate Sailing, Salmon, and Bristol Bay.

Book sales and signing to follow.

Memberships Available




Organization / Business





*Student – Under 18, Senior – Over 65

Our Goals

  • Increase the visibility of the Library
  • Add to the Library collection
  • Support Library activities and programs
  • Advocate for literacy and the Library

The Friends donates approximately $90,000 a year for books, media, funding of the Summer Reading Celebration, Live @ the Library concerts and other library projects. In addition, the Friends have helped build collections at all neighborhood libraries.

Fundraising Activities

  • Beyond the Stacks: A fun, festive evening with dinner and auctions in April
  • Book Sales: the first weekend in May and the first weekend in November
  • Participation in Mitzvah Mall in December each year

Email us at with comments or questions.

Volunteer for Friends of the Library

  • Beyond the Stacks – Join the BTS Organizing Committee or sign up to work the event. Contact Cathy Steen at
  • Book Sales – Volunteers needed to help price books, to sell books online, to help organize sales or to help distribute books to social service agencies and organizations in the community.

Board of Directors

Mary Rasmussen, President
Kim Dunn, Vice-president
Carol Sturgulewski, Secretary
David Levy, Treasurer
Anna Breuninger
Stuart Burns
Sue Heinz
Sarah McBryde
Liz O’Connell
Denise Yancey

Contact Details

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 241325
Anchorage, AK 99524
Phone: 907-343-2952

A separate entity from the Public Library, the Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Tax I.D. #92-0110295.