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Summer Discovery 2017

    Summer Discovery Challenges!

    Anchorage Public Library Challenges you to complete a challenge.

    Challenges can be accomplished by completing an activity at any level listed. Each Challenge lists activities for Pre-Readers to Adult and Families. Have Fun!


      Save the Date: August 12th

      Readers to the Rescue

      The more you read, the more money you raise!

      Help read 150,000 minutes to raise money for
      The Sled Dog Sanctuary

      You can help the Sled Dog Sanctuary by reading and logging your minutes.

      The Sled Dog Sanctuary is a place where sled dogs in need go to find love, healing and attention. We provide every dog with the opportunity to start a new life as they are guided through strength building exercises allowing each dog to reach their highest potential.





        June Calendar of Events


        There will be weekly events from June 6 to July 27.

        Alex Zerbe
        Tuesday, June 6                  11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, June 6                  3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
        Wednesday, June 7            2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, June 8                 12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, June 8                 4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

        Eric Giliam
        Tuesday, June 13                11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, June 13                3pm @ Spenard Rec Center
        Wednesday, June 14          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, June 15              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, June 15               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

        Alaska Zoo
        Tuesday, June 20                11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, June 20                3pm @ Spenard Rec Center
        Wednesday, June 21          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, June 22              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, June 22               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

        Roustabout Circus
        Tuesday, June 27                11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, June 27                3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
        Wednesday, June 28          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, June 29              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, June 29               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library


        Movies & More – Check with your local library for title
        Tuesday, July 4                    11:30am @ Muldoon Library CLOSED
        Tuesday, July 4                    3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library  CLOSED
        Wednesday, July 5              2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Wednesday, July 5               1pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Books With the Chinooks Baseball Team
        Please Note: Day and Time Change
        Thursday, July 6                   4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

        Tuesday, July 11                 11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, July 11                 3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
        Wednesday, July 12           2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, July 13                12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, July 13                 4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

        Don Russell, The Magic Guy
        Tuesday, July 18              11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, July 18                 3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
        Wednesday, July 19          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, July 20              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, July 20               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library

        Bird TLC
        Tuesday, July 25              11:30am @ Muldoon Library
        Tuesday, July 25                 3pm @ Z.J. Loussac Library
        Wednesday, July 26          2:30pm @ Gerrish-Girdwood Library
        Thursday, July 27              12pm @ Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Thursday, July 27               4:30pm @ Mountain View Library



        Chances are good if you live in Anchorage you live near a park. 
        Maybe you should check one out.
        There are lists and a maps of a lot of parks on these websites.

        So, go outside already!


        Sign up for Summer Discovery

        Come into any Anchorage Public Library location to sign up for the 2017 Summer Discovery!

        One log for all ages!

        How It Works:
        For every activity you complete, mark off one of the building blocks! The ones already labeled “Read” must be completed by reading or listening to a book for 20 minutes, but the rest of the squares are free spaces, designed so you can pick an activity that interests you most! You can also read for all the blocks. One log can keep track of just your activities or your entire family!

        Once you’ve filled in all the squares, stop in any Anchorage Public Library location to receive a free book and entry into our grand prize drawing! (Deadline July 31, 2017)

        Download a Summer Discovery log

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        Engaged Patrons
        Online book review sharing  will be back from 2017 Sept.-2018 May.

        After you finish Summer Discovery, please take this family survey!


        Sand Castle Beach Party!

        Come make a sand castle, play on a “beach”, and dance to some great music! Co-sponsored by Anchorage Parks & Rec and Anchorage Public Library.

        Friday, June 9, 1-2:30pm, Goose Lake Park

        Books with the Chinooks!!

        Come join Chugiak-Eagle River’s own Chinooks baseball team to read stories, talk about baseball, and hang out.

        Chugiak-Eagle River Library
        Wednesday, June 21 @ 1pm
        Wednesday, July 5 @ 1pm

        Author Visit:
        Alexandra Siy
        Alexandra Siy is the author of several science books for children, including Spidermania: Friends on the Web (Holiday House), Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet, and Mosquito Bite, recipient of the Orbis Pictus Honor Award. She is also a regular contributor to The Nonfiction Minute.

        Tuesday, July 18, 12pm
        Chugiak-Eagle River Library

        Wednesday, July 19, 11am
        Mountain View Library

        Thursday, July 20, 11am
        Muldoon Library

        Thursday, July 20, 3pm
        Z. J. Loussac Library


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