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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.


LITtle ApPLes

LITtle ApPLes promotes
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
January 14th through January 23rd

Click here for a storytime schedule!

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, Program Room, Fridays, 4-6pm

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.
Thursdays, 2:00-3:00pm; Sear’s Mall
Friday, February 5, 11:00am; Muldoon

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
Saturday, February 6, 2:00-4:00pm; Gerrish (Girdwood)
Saturday, February 13, 10:15am-12:00pm; Loussac

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Join us for a Harry Potter movie! For new and old fans alike, watch the first movie of this beloved series! Rated PG.  All ages.
Gerrish Library; February 6, 1:00-3:30pm

Tech Club
Let’s make an Operation Game!  Using the MakeyMakeys with computers, we’ll be crafting interactive Operation-type games out of cardboard. Test how steady your hands are! Ages 8-16.
Saturday, February 6, 2:30-4:00pm; Mountain View, Community Room

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 4:10 pm.
Saturday, February 6, 2:30-4:30pm; Loussac, Storytheater, Level 2

Science in the Library “Natures Hot Water”
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.
Wednesday, February, 10, 4:00-5:00pm; Chugiak-Eagle River, Program Room

Come learn about FASFA and get help signing up for before the UAA deadline. Workshop taught by ACPE professional
Wednesday, February 10, 5:00-8:00pm; Innovation Lab, Loussac, Level 4

Countdown to Kindergarten
Join us for fun, hands-on activities for your future kindergartener. Materials and activities provided by Anchorage School District’s Countdown to Kindergarten kits. For children ages 3-5 with their caregivers. Families are welcome to join.
Thursday, February 11, 11:30am; Loussac

LITtle ApPLes Playdate
Drop in for a play date designed especially for children under 5 and their caregivers. We will have sensory activities and simple crafts.
Friday,  February 12, 11:00am; Muldoon

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.
Friday, February 12, 4:00-5:30pm; Mountain View, Community Room

Teen Writing Society
TWS is a place to write and share with peers and occasionally hear from a professional.
Loussac, Teen Underground, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

Create Your Own Super Hero Contest
We will be taking submissions starting January 2-30 for original super heroes. All creations must be original, please submit super hero in drawing or in a 3D form plus super hero name. Creations will be displayed at the Muldoon Library for the month of February and voted on by Muldoon Library Patrons. Winners announced March 1.
Ages 3-18
Muldoon, January 2 through February 28, 2016


Public Schools Week!

Anchorage Public Library is proud to be a partner in Public Schools Week. We offer fun activities, learning opportunities, resources, and more for families during out of school time Join Anchorage Public Library to celebrate Public Schools Week with these great events.

Thurs Feb 18 – Play Inside


Would you like to use a laptop or iPad?  The Teen Underground has open access:

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

Teen Underground, Loussac, level 3


Inside Fun/Drop In Event

Board Games/ Wii

Coloring pages (the complex sort that are popular right now as well as some for younger kids)

Drop in craft (maybe button maker and magnets)

Time to be determined

Mountain View, Community Room


Fri Feb 19 – Play Outside

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, Program Room, 4:00-6:00pm


LEGOs & Board Games

Come to the library to build with LEGOs and/or challenge your friends and family at our collection of board games.

Gerrish Library, February 19 1-3:00pm


Minecraft @ Muldoon
Come join us for Minecraft on the X-box! AGES 8-13
Friday, February 19 3:00-5:00pm

“Outside Fun”

Scavenger hunt with compasses, passports to record different stations, finishing activity

Time to be determined

Mountain View, Community Room




Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program. New lists of books for each level are selected every year by a committee of librarians and teachers.


Storytime - General Schedule

Spring Storytime Session:
Mid-January through April

*Break/No storytime in May

Summer Storytime Session:
June through July

*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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