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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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Do Eskimos really have 100 words for snow?

No. That's an exaggeration, also known as stretching the truth a little.

The different languages spoken by the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Canada might have anywhere from 2 to about 15 different words for snow.

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Special Days in January

4 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Newberry Award-winning author of Shiloh and more than 130 childrens books was born Jan. 4, 1933

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Be a library kid all year

During the school year there are lots of ways to stay involved with the library, and have fun with friends outside of school.

No matter what your age or reading level, there are reading programs at the library that meet the whole year long.

Check out our storytime page to find a program that you might like to join.

 

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