What We Do
The Kodiak Public Library Association is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the City of Kodiak’s public library. Our activities include a number of fundraisers and services, such as:
KPLA raises funds through book sales at the Kodiak Crab Festival in May. KPLA has other pop-up book sales, holiday giveaways, and is now playing a small part in the Santa in the Villages. Used books are also for sale at the library year round.
KPLA helps organize and promote author readings as wellas community travel lectures. We also participate in special projects sponsored by the public library.
Cruise Ship Welcomes
When visitors arrive on cruise ships and seek out free WiFi and other library services, KPLA volunteers are there to make them feel at home.
Would You Like to Host a Little Library?
In Kodiak it is KPLA’s goal to get books in the hands of children. The more books in or near the home, the more likely a child will learn and love to read.” Book sharing boxes play essential roles in providing 24/7 access to books.
This includes fishermen leaving or arriving on boats, tourists coming and going on the ferry, people waiting for a loved one in the hospital, people running in and out of the local grocery stop, food co-op or coffee shop.
No matter who you are, Kodiak Little Free Library has a book for you.
We've added more Little Free Libraries! Little Free Libraries are a way to spread books to the whole community--free of charge! Take a book or leave a book, or do an exchange--the libraries are there for you to use. Check out the map here. The new library locations...
Little Free Library has launched a grant program to place LFL book-sharing boxes and books in indigenous communities! Those selected will receive a LFL kit (which takes about an hour to assemble and includes the charter) and a starter pack of 50 books. The application...
KPLA is looking for Little Free Library Contractors to expand our our Little Free Library network on island.
- Bells Flats Little Store, 11012 W. Rezanof Dr.
- Ferry Terminal, 100 E Marine Way
- F&M Properties, 1420 Selif Street
- Harborside Coffee, 210 Shelikof St. #B
- KCHC, 1915 E Razanof Drive
- Kodiak Island Brewery, 117 Lower Mill Bay Road
- KMXT, 620 Egan Way
- Neighborhood, 3275 Woody Way Loop
- Neighborhood, 3789 Woodland Drive
- St. Herman’s Boat Harbor
- St. Paul Boat Harbor
- Teen Center, 410 Cedar Way
- Three Sisters Coffee, 2645 Mill Bay Road
Calling All Authors!
KPLA provides financial assistance to authors who wish to travel for book signings, readings, and other events at the Kodiak Public Library. Are you an interested writer? Please fill out our online application.