Get Ready to Go Back to School with APL

A group of eight elementary school students wearing back packs running into the school building.

Whether you're learning at home, on-line or at school; from pre-K to college Anchorage Public Library has resources and events to support you or your student!

Back to School Celebrations

Mountain View Back to School Field Day
Thursday, August 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Mountain View Lawn

Join us as we kick-off the new school year with a fun-filled event - games, music, snacks, and more!

Back to School Celebration of Learning!
Tuesday, August 17
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Muldoon Library

Celebrate lifelong learning and find out how the Muldoon Library can be part of your educational journey. Take a selfie at our custom selfie station to commemorate your first day of school, or make a promise to commit to learning something new, and we'll give you a surprise! (While supplies last.)

Homeschool Start Up Celebration
Tuesday, August 24
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Loussac Library, Moose Meeting Room

Join Anchorage Public Library for a start of year celebration for homeschoolers. We will learn about library resources for homeschoolers, community resources for homeschoolers, take a library tour, and do a fun start of school activity. For more information or to request accommodation please contact Elizabeth Nicolai elizabeth.nicolai@anchorageak.gov

Homeschool Start Up Celebration
Wednesday, August 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Chugiak-Eagle River Library

Join Anchorage Public Library for a start of year celebration for homeschoolers. We will learn about library resources for homeschoolers, community resources for homeschoolers, take a library tour, and do a fun start of school activity. For more information or to request accommodation please contact Sue Sommers susan.sommers@anchorageak.gov

Countdown to Kindergarten

Help your child master school readiness skills in the year before starting kindergarten while earning books and other prizes! Countdown to Kindergarten is for children 4 to 5 years old with their adult caregivers. Families and siblings are welcome.

Countdown to Kindergarten is sponsored by the Anchorage School District. To learn more information about kindergarten readiness and ASD enrollment information, visit their website at: https://www.asdk12.org/countdowntokindy

Saturday, August 14
11 AM - 12:30 PM 
William B. Lyons Park

Saturday, September 11
11 AM - 12:30 PM 
Chugiak-Eagle River Library

Saturday, October 2
11 AM - 12:30 PM 
Muldoon Library

Saturday, November 6
11 AM - 12:30 PM 
Chugiak-Eagle River Library

Student Resource Center

Pencils, paperclips, calculator, compass, composition book and rulers

Find databases, encyclopedias, test prep, tutorials, and live homework help through our Student Resource Center.