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Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
August 27 through September 5

Regularly scheduled storytimes are on a break for August and will resume Tuesday, September 7th (after Labor Day).

Baby Builders Club
Join us to play and build with blocks especially designed for children 5 and under. Block play helps develop STEM skills. All children must have a caregiver with them in the program.
Thursday, August, 27, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Loussac Library, Innovation Lab, Level four

Magic: The Gathering Club
Do you like to play Magic? Join us for a fun 2 hours of card play. Call 343-4035 for more details. AGES 11 & up.
Thursday, August 27, 3:30-5:30pm

Getting Started With Baby Sign
Sign language can help your baby communicate before their vocal chords are developed enough for speech. Baby and caregivers should join us to learn basic signs through song as well as the benefits and methods of introducing baby sign.
Friday, August 28, 2:30-3:30pm
Loussac Library, Storytheater, Level 2

Tinkering Toddlers
Lets make something, enjoy a fun activity that will spark creativity through science, art, and math. This month we will be creating marbled seahorses. Ages 5 & under with their families.
Friday, August 28, 11:00am

LEGO Club!
Join us for LEGO club every month.  Test your creativity: build a city or a spaceship or whatever you like! Creations will be photographed for display in the library. School age children encouraged, but there will be blocks for younger siblings. All children under age 8 must have a caregiver present.
Wednesday, September 2, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Program Room

Read IT! Read IT! Storypacket Launch Party
We are excited to introduce a wide variety of new topics to our very popular storypacket collection. Come to a storytime featuring those books followed by fun activities and the chance for one of the first check outs of the new storypackets!
Thursday, September 3, 10:30am
Loussac Library, Innovation Lab, Level 4

Kids Zone
Come play video games, board games, card games! AGES 10 & under
Thursday, September 3, 4:00-5:30pm

A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQ teens and their allies….  For teens 14-18! Make friends and have fun at this club just for you—the first and third Thursday of each month.
Thursday, September 3, 6:00-8:00pm
Loussac, Teen Underground, Level 3

Baby Builders Club
All future builders come, play and build at the library. We will have a variety of blocks for all developmental stages of block play including Lego blocks, Mega Blocks, and Foam blocks. Block play supports skills for future achievement in science and math. Ages 5 & under with their families
Friday, September 4, 11:00am

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.
Friday, September 4, 4:00-5:30pm
Mountain View, Community Room

Pawsitive Reading
Read to a service dog in a 20-minute session. A great opportunity for reluctant or struggling readers grades K-4 to practice reading aloud! All sessions are first-come, first served. Final session begins 4:10 pm.
Saturday, September 5, 2:30-4:30pm
Loussac Library, Storytheater, Level 2


Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program. New lists of books for each level are selected every year by a committee of librarians and teachers.


Storytime - General Schedule

Spring Storytime Session:
Mid-January through April

*Break/No storytime in May

Summer Storytime Session:
June through July

*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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