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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!


2017 Summer Discovery Reading Program


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Upcoming Events

Anchorage Public Library Youth Events
May 26 to June 3

Our storytellers are currently taking a break as we get ready for our Summer Discovery program-- weekly storytimes will resume the week of June 5th, 2017!

Look here for some of our regular school age events.

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, May 26, 11:00-12:30pm
Mountain View, Friday, June 2, 11:00am-12:30pm

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, May 26, 3:00-4:00pm

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.

Z. J. Loussac Library, Friday, May 26, 2:00-4:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Wednesday, May 31, 4:00-6:00pm

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, May 26, 3:30-5:00pm
Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library, Friday, June 2, 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, May 26, 4:00-6:00pm
Chugiak-Eagle River, Friday, June 2, 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

Z. J. Loussac Library, Teen Underground, Saturday, May 27, 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, May 30, 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.

Z. J. Loussac Library, Teen Underground, Tuesday, May 30, 3:30-5:30pm

Teen Underground Task Force
Come and share your ideas and be heard. Help shape the future of Teen Services in your Anchorage Public Library. Ages 12-18

Z. J. Loussac Library, Teen Underground, Wednesday, May 31, 3:30-4:00pm 

Book Buddies
Kindergarten to Second Grade beginning readers are invited to read to their own special book buddy – a teenaged volunteer. They’ll read a book together as practice and do a fun book related activity. Sign up for your 20 minute slot!

Z. J. Loussac Library, Storytheater, Thursday, June 1, 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, June 1, 3:00-5:00pm

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.

Muldoon, Friday, June 2, 11:00am

Paper Flight
MV Builders Club presents: Flight science with paper planes! Join us to learn about basic flight mechanics, make paper plane crafts, and above all have fun. Bonus contest for the farthest flight, and best design!   Family Event.             

Mountain View, Friday, June 2, 2:30-3:30pm 

Wonder Woman Day
Stop in to make a wonder woman craft! All ages, all open hours, drop in.

ALL LOCATIONS, ALL DAY, Saturday, June 3

Saturday Movies: Moana
MV Summer Movie Saturdays Presents: Moana (PG, 2016). Join us for an afternoon of popcorn, drinks and fun on us. Family Event.

Mountain View, Saturday, June 3, 1:00-2:30pm

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.

Z. J. Loussac Library, Storytheater, Saturday, June 3, 2:30-4:30pm


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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