The Skagway Public Library would like to extend a big “thank you!” to the community for a fantastic Summer Reading Program in 2022.  Reading logs, take and go craft projects and weekly youth programming filled our summer with fun as we “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” Attendance was booming this year at Story Time for the 0-5 year old crowd, Thursday mornings for 6-12 year olds, and Late Night Library for 10-18 year olds. Thank you to Little Buck-a-roo’s, Little Cherubs, Little Dippers and all the parents/guardians who made sure their kids were there every week.

Much gratitude goes to the amazing community members who contributed time and energy to help the library provide fantastic activities: Aaron Schmidt and his music skills, the AP&T “power-rama” crew, Casey Reddick and her pour painting skills, Danielle Arnold and her incredible reptiles, Deb Boettcher and her bird expertise, Helene Crouch, Jolanta Ryan and the National Park Service, Katherine Moseley and the Paws & Claws puppies, the Red Onion, the Skagway Fire Hall, Valerie Larsen, and White Pass & Yukon Route for the special “library car” on our end of season celebratory train ride.

The opportunities to learn and play with the library this summer were a huge success. Library staff deeply appreciates everyone who volunteered and participated to make it that way.

Stay tuned for a Winter Reading Challenge announcement in the fall.


Jennifer Sasselli

Library Director

Skagway Public Library