Sonja Lodge Library is a collection of books and other items pertaining to Norway's history, literature, politics and her culture.
The physical library is the square footage of a large bedroom with bookshelves on three of the walls and ample natural lighting from high windows on two of the walls. The collection is cataloged and very useful.
Loans of the books are on the honor system. Members are asked to sign for the books so the volunteer staff knows where they are. The two most notable sections are Norwegian fiction and history. The books of scenic Norway are also most impressive. Most of the books are in English, but there are a few hundred in Norsk. In a typical month about fifty books are borrowed. Most of the books have been donated by members
Members and guests frequently sit in the library and visit. It's an attractive room with lots of natural light and comfortable furniture make it a popular site. Also, appropriate art of Norway abounds.
Four indexed periodicals on site are Viking magazine, Vesterheim, Norwegians Worldwide and Norwegian-American Weekly, all indexed locally by our library staff. Our collection of Viking is a run from 1975 to the present. All are indexed for easy use in finding past articles.