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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

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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
July 15 to July 23

Click here for a storytime schedule!

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading Celebration Events
Exercise your mind and your funny bone with these fun & educational events just for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade

Don Russell the Magic Guy (July 12-14)
Have fun at the Magic Guy's new show: "Get Ready! Get Set!"

Spontaneous Co-Motion (July 19-21)
Enjoy stories of challenges and successes brought to life by local actors.

  • Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Neighborhood Library, Tuesday, 2:00pm
  • Muldoon Neighborhood Library, Wednesday, 2:30pm
  • Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Wednesday, June 22, 6:00pm
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Neighborhood Library, Thursday, 12:00pm
  • Mountain View Neighborhood Library, Thursday, 4:30pm

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, July 20, 4:00-6:00pm
Mountain View, Wednesday, July 23, 2:30-4:30pm

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 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
Sears Mall, Thursdays, 2pm

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, July 15, 11:00am

Anchorage Teen Media Institute presents Muldoon Media Makers
Alaska Teen Media Institute presents a fun workshop where teens explore and learn how to use different media platforms. Ages 11 & up
Muldoon, Thursday, July 21, 2:00-4:00pm

Wii Gaming
Join us for Wii video games! Challenge friends to a new game, or try an old favorite. Ages 11 and up.
Gerrish Library, Fridays, July 8 – Friday, July 29, 3:00-5:00pm

Media Club
Teens are you interested in making videos?  Radio and recording?  Photography?  Social Media?  Come to Media Club and express yourself.  Technical expertise, equipment, and inspiration are supplied. Ages 12-18.
Loussac, Teen Underground, Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm

Ready, Set, Make!
We’ll be making and doing all sorts of activities with a sports theme every Friday afternoon starting June 10. Plans for this month include rain gutter races, disk golf and making bean bags for juggling and tossing games. Ages 8-16.
Mountain View, Community Room, Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm

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, Fridays, 4:00-6:00pm

Kids Zone
Come play video games, board games, card games! Ages 10 & under.
Muldoon, Thursday, July 14, 4:00-5:30pm

Join us for an hour of free craft and make time, supplies provided to be creative. Ages 11 & up
Muldoon, Friday, July 15, 3:00-4:00pm

ASL Interpreted 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.
Loussac, Saturday, July 16, 1:30pm

Meet players from Eagle River’s Chinook Baseball Team!

Players will read stories, and talk about playing baseball in Alaska.

Tuesday, July 19, 1:00-2:00pm

Chugiak-Eagle River * in the Community Room

Tech Club
We’ll be making a cardboard arcade to use at the library! Skee ball, pinball, video games and more! Ages 8-16
Mountain View, Saturday, July 16, 2:30-4:00pm

Learn, Make, and Take
Join us and explore Stencil Art that you can make and take home. All Ages
Muldoon, Saturday, July 16, 3:00-4:00pm Drop-in


Upcoming School Age Events

Good Dog Music
Tues, June 14
2pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
Wed, June 15
2:30pm @ Muldoon Library
Wed, June 15
6pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
Thurs, June 16
12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
Thurs, June 16
4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

McMazing Puppets
Tues, June 21
2pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
Wed, June 22
2:30pm @ Muldoon Library
Wed, June 22
6pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
Thurs, June 23
12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
Thurs, June 23
4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

Roustabout Circus
Tuesday, June 28
2pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
Wednesday, June 29
2:30pm @ Muldoon Library
Wednesday, June 29
6pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
Thursday, June 30
12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
Thursday, June 30
4:30pm @ Mountain View Library



    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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