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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

January theme: Shows curiosity and interest in learning new things and having new experiences

From the time they are born, children are interested in the world around them. As babies, they explore with their eyes. As they grow, they are able to move around and figure out how things work. Curiosity drives their exploration. Learn more about how you can promote critical thinking skills and understanding by checking out these resources.

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!

 

 

LITtle ApPLes

LITtle ApPLes promotes
Early Literacy @ APL

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

 

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Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
January 20 to January 28

Click here for our weekly storytime schedule!

Family Storytime
A half hour of stories, songs, and more to build early literacy skills; a blend of fun and education for children birth through kindergarten & their caregivers.

Muldoon, Friday, January 20, 11:00am

Countdown to Kindergarten
Join us for fun, hands-on activities for your future kindergartener (starting school in 2016). 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.

Muldoon, Friday, January 20, 1:30pm

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, January 20, 3:30-5:00pm

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 View, Friday, January 20, 4:00-5:30pm

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, January 20, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, January 27, 4:00-6:00pm

LEGO Club @Loussac
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, January 21, 10:15am-12:00pm 

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.

Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Saturday, January 21, 11:00am
Loussac, Tuesday, January 24, 11:00am

LEGO Club @Gerrish
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, January 21, 2:00-4:00pm

Magic the Gathering Open Play Day
Bring your decks, learn to play, challenge your friends, and join in the fun of the worlds most played card strategy game. All skill levels are welcome.  Ages 12-18.

Loussac, Teen Underground, Saturday, January 21, 3:00-5:00pm

Library Skills for Homeschoolers: Downloadables
Are you ready to get started with downloading books? Did you know you can also download music, television, and movies? Join us and explore the options!

Loussac, Monday, January 23, 1:00-2:00pm

Library Skills for Homeschoolers: Dig into Databases
Go beyond internet searches and reference books – discover databases for reliable in-depth research. Suitable for ages 9 and older, quiet activities provided for younger siblings.

Chugiak-Eagle River, Tuesday, January 24, 1:00-2:00pm

Teen Underground Task Force
Come and share your ideas; help shape teen services in the library.

Loussac, Teen Underground, Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Teen Game Day
It’s afterschool fun at the Muldoon Library on Tuesdays with video games, board games, and card games! Ages 11 & up.

Muldoon, Tuesday, January 24, 3:00-5:00pm

Science in the Library
Join us for science-oriented games, crafts and activities! For children ages 4-10; children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Chugiak-Eagle River, Wednesday, January 25, 4:00-5:00pm

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.

Chugiak-Eagle River, Thursday, January 26, 11:00am

Teen Mind Games
Try your hand at table-top games of strategy. Play a favorite or learn a new game – Chess, Risk, Magic-The Gathering and more! Ages 11 & up.

Muldoon, Thursday, January 26, 3:00-5:00pm

Poetry Out Loud
Listen to some great poetry as students compete in the local round of the national Poetry Out Loud competition. Sponsored by Alaska State Council of the arts.

Loussac, Thursday, January 26, 5:00-9:00pm

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

Muldoon, Friday, January 27, 11:00am

National Parks Program
Join us for engaging, interactive presentations and demonstrations by rangers and volunteers from the National Parks Service.  School age, teen, all ages.

Mountain View, Friday, January 27, 2:30-4:00pm

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) Library, Friday, January 27, 3:30-5:00pm

LEGO Club @Mountain View
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.

Mountain View, Saturday, January 28, 2:30-4:30pm

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.

Loussac, Teen Underground, Saturday, January 28, 3:00-5:00pm

 

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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