Welcome to the John Trigg Ester Library, a community membership library in Ester, Alaska. Since its founding back in 1999, the library has grown from a collection of Dumpster-dived books and a donated couch into a two-location facility with a children’s library and plans for a soon-to-be super-efficient, passive solar building that burns no fossil fuels (the design is complete but we are still fundraising!)
The John Trigg Ester Library is a home-grown community library that provides a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment where local residents can meet and share ideas and information. The library strives to instill a love of reading and learning, to showcase Ester-area history and culture, and to provide resources that enrich the whole community.
The JTEL is, for the first time, a PickClickGive organization! Filing for the 2014 PFD began January 1st, and with PickClickGive you can support the John Trigg Ester Library! When you apply online, you can donate all or part of your PFD to the JTEL, which supports library programs and facilities that make our community a great place to live. See more here. Thank you!
With spring comes our Growing Ester’s Biodiversity events: Seedstock (Feb. 2nd) and the Seedy Saturdays (the last one is March 1)! Come check out our seed library and share seeds with your friends and neighbors.
Our next lecture features Bryce Wrigley on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 pm at Hartung Hall, talking about the lessons he learned starting up his flour mill business.