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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
June 17 to June 25

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

McMazing Puppets: June 14 – June 16
Expect amazing with this puppet show!

  • Scott & Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Neighborhood Library, Tuesday, June 21, 2:00pm
  • Muldoon Neighborhood Library, Wednesday, June 22, 2:30pm
  • Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Wednesday, June 22, 6:00pm
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Neighborhood Library, Thursday, June 23, 12:00pm
  • Mountain View Neighborhood Library, Thursday, June 23, 4:30pm

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 17, 11:00am

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, June 18, 1:30pm

Worldwide Knit in Public Day
Come knit at the library.  All ages welcome to bring their knitting or other handwork to the library to show off their skills from 12-4. Bring a lawn chair. We’ll have spool knitting instruction for kids and a group project for all ages.  All Ages.
Mountain View, Lawn, Saturday, June 18, 12:00-4:00pm

They go forward, race, spin and do victory dances, all at your command. Learn how to create fun tracks for these miniature robots just by using color coding. For ages 8-12. Space is limited.
Gerrish (Girdwood) Library,Girdwood Community Room, Saturday, June 18, 2:00-3:00pm

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

Teen Underground Task Force
Come and share your ideas; help shape teen services in the library.
Loussac Library - Teen Underground, Wednesday, June 22, 4:00-4:30pm

TWS is a place to write and share with peers and occasionally hear from a professional.
Loussac Library, Teen Underground, Wednesday, June 22, 6:00-7:30pm

Preschool Storytime
A half hour of stories, songs and movement that build early literacy skills and prepare your preschooler (ages 3-5) for Kindergarten.
Loussac, Thursday, June 23, 11:30am

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.
Muldoon Library, Friday, June 24, 11:00am

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 Neighborhood Library, Saturday June 25, 2:30-4:30pm


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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