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The Community of Sutton has long been in need of a new community facility to serve as both a Library and a Community Resource Center.

Sutton Community Resource Center Location:
PO Box 266
Sutton Alaska 99674

Phone:
907 745-4467

Email:
Sutton Library

 

The building we are currently housed in was formerly the Sutton Fire Hall.  It is more than 30 years and 2,250 square feet it has become too small to house an adequate library collection or provide space to our community for programming needs.

In September of 2002, the community of Sutton began its quest for a new facility. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has secured a piece of property for the new facility and we have a conceptual design completed.

The Alpine Historical Park located adjacent to the new library site will be sharing our facility’s infrastructure.  The Historic O’Neil House, situated on The Alpine Historical Park property has been identified as the selected site, by the Glenn Highway Byways Committee as the Glenn Highway Visitors Center.

 

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The current library is the center of our community:

It is our Community Resource Center

We provide a variety of services for the entire community. 

Our regular library services include:

 

  • A Summer Reading Program
  • Pre-School Story Hours
  • Teen Programming
  • Baby Lap-Sit
  • After School Programming
  • Adult Book Club
  • Foreign Film Club
  • Adult Programming
  • Fly – Tying
  • Travel
  • Energy
  • Satellite Job Service Center
  • Public Health Clinic’s
  • Programming to Local Elementary Schools
  • Delivering Mat-Su Borough Forms and Services
  • Provide Meeting Space
  • Offer wireless Service
  • Copy Machines, Fax and notary services

We anticipate the total budget for this project to be $3,2 million. To date we have received funding and commitment in the amount of $765,572.

We need your support and donations to complete our project.  Any money donated could be used for purposes you specify or deferral of construction costs.

 

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The Sutton Community Resource Center is currently on the Mat-Su Borough’s Capital Improvement List which has been submitted to the Alaska State Legislature.  We are hopeful that the bill was passed, SB119 sponsored by Senator Bert Stedman and will receive funding this year.

 

The Mat-Su Borough has included the Sutton Community Resource Center on their priority list of Federal Economic Stimulus Projects, submitted to our US Congressional delegation.

 

Please Write to our list of Legislators of your support for this project, any donations would be appreciated.

We look forward to the challenge of this proposal, increasing our size while maintaining the atmosphere and the values of our community.

We thank you for your consideration

Click on Links Below to email your support letter

Representative Don Young

Representative John Harris

Representative Wes Keller

Senator Be​rt Stedman

Senator Ch​arlie Huggi​ns

Senator Ge​ne Therriau​lt

Senator Li​nda Menard

Senator Lisa Murkowski

Senator Mark Begich

Representative Bill Stoltze

Representative Mark Neuman

Representative Carl Gatto

Sen. Menard to Appear at Town Hall Meeting.

Wasilla – Sen. Linda Menard will take questions and comments from constituents. Saturday February 21st.

The Meeting comes one week after a heavily attended, wide-ranging town hall meeting Feb. 14,  Sen. Menard said she was very pleased by the turnout at the Valentin’s Day meeting and hopes as many people, or more, will show up to this Saturday’s forum.

Menard will appear along side Reps. Mark Neuman and Wes Keller and will cover any issues brought up by those in attendance.

The meeting is scheduled to run from 12N to 2PM at the Wasilla Legislative Information Office at 600 E. Railroad Ave.

For inquires contact Michael Rovito at 465 -5078, or email

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