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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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Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
March 24 to April 1

Click here for our weekly storytime schedule!

Look here for some of our regular school age events.

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

Muldoon, Friday, March 24, 11:00am

Science Action Club
Birds in Your Backyard: Hands-on citizen science projects. We’ll search for birds, record our findings for scientific research, and do other fun activities. Dress for outdoors! For grades 5-8.

Loussac, Friday, March 24, 4:00-5:30pm
Loussac, Wednesday, March 29, 4:00-5:30pm
Loussac, Friday, March 31, 4:00-5:30pm

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

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

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, March 24, 3:30-5:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, March 31, 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, March 24, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, March 31, 4:00-6:00pm

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, March 25, 3:00-5:00pm

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, Tuesday, March 28, 3:00-5:00pm

Media Club
Teens are you in
terested 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, Tuesday, March 28, 3:30-5:30pm

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, March 29, 4:00-5:00pm

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, March 30, 3:00-5:00pm

Teen Game Time
Join us for some afterschool video gaming. Try your hand at table-top games of strategy. Play a favorite or learn a new game – Chess, Uno, Magic-The Gathering and more! Ages 12-18.

Loussac, Teen Underground, Thursday, March 30, 3:30-5:30pm

Teen Games
Join us for video games, card games and board games. Come try a new board game! Or play an old favorite. Ages 12-18.

Mountain View, Friday, March 31, 4:00-5:30pm  

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

Mountain View, Saturday, April 1, 10:30am

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 4:15 pm.

Loussac, Saturday, April 1, 2:30pm-4:30pm


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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