Summer Discovery

Every summer, Anchorage Public Library invites students and families to track their summer learning and reading activities to win prizes! Children and youth that continue to read and learn over the summer will fight the "summer slide" (loss of academic progress during the summer break) and develop a lifelong love of reading and learning! Learn more: why summers and summer learning matters.

 The great thing about summer is you can read whatever you want, but if you would like some suggestions, check out our Summer Reading Suggestions by Grade booklists.

Pick up or print out your Summer Discovery reading log to start working towards your prize!  Already finished? Pick up a Readers to the Rescue log at your library to help donate to a local charity.

This year our charity is HUGSS, Help Us Give School Supplies, which distributes school supplies to children all over Anchorage. You can help by reading to reach our goal for the maximum donation! You can also directly donate supplies in the bins at any library location.

Finished with Summer Discovery? Please take our final survey!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Summer Discovery Log - Track your reading & learning to win prizes!

Starting May 18, stop by any Anchorage Public Library to pick up a Summer Discovery Log or print one off at home.

For every book you read or activity you complete, mark off one of the stars! The stars already labeled “READ” must be completed by reading for 30 minutes but the rest of the spaces are free spaces, designed so you can pick an activity that interests you most.

Once you’ve filled in all the stars, stop by any Anchorage Public Library location to receive your prize and entry into our grand prize drawings!

 Youth all receive a FREE BOOK! Adults receive a free reusable bag! (For logs turned in by July 31)

Stay tuned for some fun learning challenge ideas!

Did you complete Summer Discovery? Please take this quick survey.

Weekly Summer Activities!

We will offer a great special event every week at every location in June and July!

June Printable Schedule

Weekly Program Schedule (June & July)

Z.J. Loussac: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm

Muldoon: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

Girdwood: Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

Chugiak-Eagle River: Thursdays at 12:00 pm

Mountain View: Thursdays at 4:00 pm


June 4-6: Anchorage Museum

June 11-13: Bricks for Kidz

June 18-20: Don Russell Magic Show

June 25-27: The Alaska Zoo/Bird TLC

July 2-4: Movie

July 9-11: Magic by Robbie

July 16-18: Author Visit by Steve Sheinkin

July 23-25: DJ Spencer Lee