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Image of the check used to buy Alaska, from Wikipedia.

Seward's Folly Celebrates an Anniversary

Last month, a group of school children entered the library and returned many books about each of the 50 states.  They were excited to share their new-found knowledge. 

Since in January, Alaska celebrates its hard won 60th anniversary to become our 49th state, I wanted to point out resources our libraries have about the state once known as “Seward’s Folly”. 

For instance, did you know Alaska was purchased from Russia for just $7.2 million in 1867?  At 2 cents an acre that seems a pretty good bargain.

So if you’re traveling there or are an armchair traveler, check out these library nonfiction books and DVDs or choose a book of fiction that will give you a sense of life in Alaska.

81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness (2015) by Murphy, Brian

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Special Days in February

In the middle of a snowy winter, there is lots to celebrate this February. The 2014 Winter Olympics start this month, and the Year of the Horse Lunar New Year celebration co

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Photo of the library's snow-themed winter wall

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield Library

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield library and help decorate for winter! Children are invited to make a paper snowflake this month and to show off their artwork on the library's winter wall. The wall needs plenty of snowflakes to stay cold, so be sure to stop by and help! For more information about this free program, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.

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Special Days in December

When we think of December, we think of it as the holiday season. Though most Americans are familiar with Christmas, there are several other holidays that take place in this winter month. Read on for links to learn more about them.

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