The Anchorage Public Library, which includes five locations across Eagle River, Anchorage and Girdwood, has ignited heated controversy over the past few years by using public funds to promote a highly contentious social agenda. From Drag Queen story hours for children to critical race theory community book clubs, the library has become increasingly politicized.
Much of the direction for library programming is provided by the nine-member Library Advisory Board. This volunteer group is the planning body for library activities and special projects. It also makes recommendations to the mayor and the Anchorage Assembly, reviews annual budgets and monitors operations. The board meets monthly to tackle these issues.
In October, three seats on the Library Advisory Board will need to be filled. Anchorage residents can apply to serve on the board by clicking here. Board members terms are for three years, and each person must be approved by the Anchorage Assembly.
For more information, call 907-343-2892.