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ARISE Kindergarten Preparedness

December theme: Receptive language

Receptive language skills are understanding and comprehending language that is heard or read. Beginning at birth, young children are very interested in the sounds and voices they hear. Children learn their parents’ voices and the patterns of the sounds of language spoken in the home. As parents speak and sing, children learn the sounds of that language.

 

Tumble Books

Tumble Books
These aren’t just eBooks, this is an online learning portal. Read along with picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Take interactive quiizes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.

 

LITtle ApPLes

LITtle ApPLes promotes
Early Literacy @ APL

Text LITTLEAPPLES to 888777 to receive a weekly early literacy tip & updates on special programs.

Homework & Testing Help Online

Live Homework Help provides live one-to-one  every day from 12:00pm to 2:00am (from basic math to AP Physics)!

Testing and Education Reference Cente

TERC has study aides & tests for high school, college, the military, and career: Advanced Placement, GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and TOEFL.

Learn a language!  Mango has everything from Spanish to Korean; English to Pirate!

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
December 2 to December 10

Click here for a storytime schedule! 

Wii Gaming
Join us for Wii video games! Challenge friends to a new game, or play an old favorite. Ages 11 and up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, December 2, 3:00-5:00pm

Friday Family Movie
Friday is family movie night at Anchorage Public Library! Grab a bag of popcorn or a snack and settle in for a new favorite or classic movie.
Chugiak-Eagle RiverFriday, December 2, 4:00-6:00pm

Wee Be Jammin’
Come have fun at the library with music, movement, and simple instruments. Introduce your one to all things music, from shakers to clapping. Good singing voice not required! Ages 5 & under with their families.
Muldoon, Friday, December 2, 11:00am

Science Action Club
Bugs in Your Backyard – 12 sessions of hands on science learning and citizen science projects. SAC seeks to inspire and educate the next generation of critical thinkers, active citizens, and environmental stewards. Grades 5-8.
Muldoon, Saturday, December 3, 1:30-2:30pm

Rubik’s Cube Club
Crack the code, solve the puzzle, and beat the cube. Join us as we learn how to solve Rubik Cubes and other puzzles in the Teen Underground. Ages 12-18.
Loussac, Teen UndergroundSaturday, December 3, 3:00-4:00pm

LEGO Club
Join us for LEGO club. Test your creativity: build a city or a spaceship or whatever you like! School age children encouraged, but there will be blocks for younger siblings. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Chugiak-Eagle River, Wednesday, December 7, 4:00-6:00pm

Anchorage International Film Festival
Join us for a family film from the Anchorage International Film Festival. Showing is 80 mins, and suitable for all ages.
Mountain ViewWednesday, December 7, 4:00-6:00pm

Science Action Club
Bugs in Your Backyard – 12 sessions of hands on science learning and citizen science projects. SAC seeks to inspire and educate the next generation of critical thinkers, active citizens, and environmental stewards. Final 2016 SAC meeting December 10th. Grades 5-8.
MuldoonThursday, December 8, 3:30-4:30pm 

Build with Blocks
All future builders come, play and build at the library. We will have a variety of blocks for all developmental stages of block play from soft baby blocks to Duplo LEGO blocks. Block play supports skills for future achievement in science and math. Ages 5 & under with their families.
Muldoon, Friday, December 9, 11:00am

Countdown to Kindergarten
Join us for fun, hands-on activities for your future kindergartener (starting school in 2016). December’s theme is Literacy. Materials and activities provided by Anchorage School District’s Countdown to Kindergarten kits. For children ages 4-5 with their caregivers. Families are welcome to join.
Mountain View, Friday, December 9, 1:30pm

Teen Games
Join us for video games, card games and board games. Come try a new board game! Or play an old favorite. Ages 11 and up.
Mountain ViewFriday, December 9, 4:00-5:30pm

Wii Gaming
Join us for Wii video games! Challenge friends to a new game, or play an old favorite. Ages 11 and up.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, December 9, 3:00-5:00pm

Friday Family Movie
Friday is family movie night at Anchorage Public Library! Grab a bag of popcorn or a snack and settle in for a new favorite or classic movie.
Chugiak-Eagle RiverFriday, December 9, 4:00-6:00pm

LEGO Club
Join us for LEGO club. Test your creativity: build a city or a spaceship or whatever you like! School age children encouraged, but there will be blocks for younger siblings. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Loussac, Saturday, December 10, 10:15-12:00pm

Spanish Bilingual Storytime
Twenty minutes of short stories/cuentos and songs/canciónes to build early literacy skills in both Spanish and English. For children 5 and under with a caregiver.
Loussac, Saturday, December 10, 10:30-10:50am

Science Action Club
Bugs in Your Backyard – 12 sessions of hands on science learning and citizen science projects. SAC seeks to inspire and educate the next generation of critical thinkers, active citizens, and environmental stewards. Final 2016 SAC meeting December 10th. Grades 5-8.
Muldoon, Saturday, December 10, 1:30-2:30pm 

LEGO Club
Join us for LEGO club. Test your creativity: build a city or a spaceship or whatever you like! School age children encouraged, but there will be blocks for younger siblings. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Saturday, December 10, 2:00-4:00pm

Tech Club
Join us for awesome fun with wires, robots, and circuits with special guest Rebecca Graham! School age, teen.
Mountain ViewSaturday, December 10, 2:30-4:00pm

Dragon Flight Celebration
Join us at the Chugiak-Eagle River Library for the rededication of the amazing Dragon Flight Banner by Amy Meissner in our children’s section. The ceremony begins at 3:30 pm and guests can enjoy cookies and photo ops after. A special dragon storytime is scheduled at 4pm with coloring sheets for guests of all ages.
Chugiak-Eagle River, Saturday, December 10, 3:00-5:00pm

Senshi Teenz
Senshi Teenz is an Anchorage Public Libraries and Senshi Con partnership with the purpose of providing a safe, TEENS ONLY space for lovers of Anime, animation, graphic novels. Ages 12-18.
LoussacTeen UndergroundSaturday, December 10, 2:00-4:00pm

 

General Schedule

Spring Storytime Session:
Mid-January through April

*Break/No storytime in May

Reading Rendezvous!
Saturday, May 14, 12pm-4pm

Summer Storytime Session:
June through July

Summer Reading
May 14th to August 13th

*Break/No Storytime in August

Fall/Winter Storytime Session:
September through mid-December
(no storytime Thanksgiving week)

 

New York Times Children's Book Reviews

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