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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.

ARISE Kindergarten Preparedness

September Theme: Participates Positively in Group Activities

Young children learn about the world through a balance of exploration, choices, and meaningful interactions. Children build their capacity to sustain attention and focus through interactions with their caregivers. Learn more about what you can do to further develop your child’s capacity to attend and focus at ARISE.

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
November 14 through November 18

Click here for our weekly storytime schedule!

Look here for some of our regular school age events.

Activities for After School
Join us for after school fun with stationed activities: coloring, board games, play-dough, origami, and more.  School Age event

Mountain View, Wednesday, November 15, 3:00-4:00pm 
Mountain View
, Thursday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm

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, November 15, 4:00-6:00pm 
, Saturday, November 18, 2:00-4:00pm

Mountain View, Saturday, November 18, 2:30-4:30pm

Teen Writing Society
TWS is a place to write and share with peers and occasionally hear from a professional.  Come November is National Novel Writing Month, we’re meeting every week (excluding Thanksgiving) for NaNoWriMo writing sessions.

Z. J. Loussac, Teen Underground, Thursday, November 16, 6:00-8:00pm 

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.

Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood), Friday, November 17, 11:30am 

Island Adventure and Fun
Ever wanted to learn hula? Ukulele? Have you wondered how to sing a waiata? PAOA and the Mountain View Neighborhood Library invites you to come and have some fun with us and learn about Polynesian cultures from across the Pacific. School age event.

Mountain View, Friday, November 17, 3:00-4:30pm 

Teen Games
Join us for video games, card games and board games. Come try a new game or play an old favorite! Teen event.

Mountain View, Friday, November 17, 4:30-6:00pm

Books and Blocks
Join us for stories, songs and construction fun with blocks, gears and other building materials. Ages 5 & under with their families.

Mountain View, Saturday, November 18, 10:30am

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.

Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood), Saturday, November 18, 11:00am

ASL Interpreted Storytime
A half hour of stories, songs and more to build early literacy skills; a blend of entertainment and education for children and their families. For children 5 and under and their families.

Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, November 18, 11:00am 

Sensory-Friendly Storytime
A specially designed storytime to meet the needs of youth with sensory issues and their families, engaging children through movement, music, stories and play. While open to all children, sensory friendly storytimes are especially geared for children on the autism spectrum, those with sensory integration challenges, or children who have difficulty sitting. For children ages 2-8, and their families

Z. J. Loussac, Saturday, November 18:   Storytime 1:00pm-1:30pm,    Playtime 1:30pm-2:00pm

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), Friday, November 17, 3:30-5:00pm

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 River, Friday, November 17, 4:00-6:00pm


Event Calendars


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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