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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

February theme: Sustains attention to tasks and persists when facing challenges

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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Presidents' Day Closure

Note: In observation of Presidents' Day, branch locations (Chugiak-Eagle River, Girdwood, Muldoon, and Mountain View) will be closed Saturday, February 18th.

All APL locations will be closed Monday, February 20th.

The White House, Washington Dc, Landmark, Historic


Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
February 17 to February 25

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, February 17, 11:00am 

3D Print Design
Join us as to learn some basics of 3D design software and create a cool object that will be printed here on our 3D printer. You can pick up your creations after we print them out or at the next session we have. Ages 12-18.

Mountain View, Friday, February 17, 3:00-5:00pm

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, February 17, 3:30-5:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, February 24, 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, February 17, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, February 24, 4:00-6:00pm

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.

Loussac, Saturday, February 18, 11:00am
Muldoon, Friday, February 24, 1:30pm

Manga Swap
This is a great way to clean out your bookshelves, find a new favorite, or complete your series! Participants are invited to bring their old manga into the library and trade them for something new (to you)!  Any leftover titles will be donated to the Friends of the Library. While all geek levels are welcome, not all activities will be appropriate for children.  Ages 12-up.

Loussac, Saturday, February 18, 2:00-4:00pm

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, Program Room, Tuesday, February 21, 3:00-5:00pm

Movie Time
It’s a half-day! Come by the library for some popcorn and a movie. All ages.

Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Wednesday, February 22, 2:00-4:00pm

Science in the Library - “Animals that change color”
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, February 22, 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, February 23, 11:00am

Board Games
It’s a half-day! Stop by the library and challenge your friends to a game of Risk, Settlers of Catan, Sorry! or one of our many other board games! All ages.

Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Thursday, February 23, 2:00-4:00pm

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, February 23, 3:00-5:00pm

Teen Games
Join us for video games, card games and board games. Come try a new board game! Or play an old favorite. Ages 11-18.

Mountain View, Thursday, February 23, 4:00-5:30pm

Tundra Vision: Justice for Youth by Youth
Join us for the Tundra Vision Spring 2017 Public Engagement and History Lecture Series! This month's presentation is: Justice for Youth by Youth. Presented by: Anchorage Youth Court.

Mountain View, Thursday, February 23, 6:30-7:30pm

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, February 24, 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.

Mountain View, Friday, February 24, 3:00-4:30pm

Speed Dating with Books!
Need help finding a good book to read? We’ll zip through dozens of titles to find the right one for you! All ages.

Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Saturday, February 25, 2:00-3:00pm

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.

Mountain View, Saturday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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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