The Cordova Public Library is a vibrant, comfortable and friendly facility. Striving to facilitate public access to information, the library provides a current collection of 30,000 books, periodicals, and audiovisual and digital materials to patrons. Access to the Internet has also become and important, expected service for the community and the library is bridging the digital divide with wireless Internet access. A variety of literacy, creative writing activities and programs are provided for the community. Story times and a summer reading program encourage youth to continue to build their reading skills along with a love of reading. The library also serves as a cultural facility, providing film festivals, author visits and other programs to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
The first library in Cordova began as a “reading room” in a railroad workers social club, the Red Dragon, in 1908. In June of 1925, the women’s guild of St. George’s Episcopal Church opened the book collection to the public creating Cordova’s first public library.
The Cordova Public Library now provides services to patrons throughout the community of Cordova and surrounding areas from Icy Bay to hatcheries in remote areas of Prince William Sound. The library also serves as the elementary school library for 200 pre-kindergarten to sixth grade students. Currently housed in the Centennial Building on First Street, upon completion, the library will reside in the Cordova Center also located on First Street.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
- Tuesday – Friday 10-8
- Saturday - 10-5
- Sunday - 1-5
- Monday - Closed