School Age Kids

Photo of girl holding books

The library has a range of opportunities for your elementary school age child. We have exciting programs, homework help resources, computers, books, and so much more!


We have STEM Kits that feature an item (a toy, building set, experiment, telescope, or so much more) and books. Available to check out at Loussac or place on hold for any locations.

Homework resources

Look at these great electronic resources, live homework help (online) and more we have for you! Check out our Student Resource Center!

Homeschool Toolkit

Homeschool Toolkit is a personalized program to empower your students in their research and introduce them to various learning formats. Youth services staff will compile an assortment of materials including books, WonderBooks, STEM kits, Scholastic Teachables printable worksheets, and more to give your study hour an extra boost. You may use the Youth Services area for your get-together or you can rent a dedicated space with a whiteboard and computer access.

Inquiries must be received at least one week in advance so we have time to assemble your materials; email us at to get started.

Scout Patch Program

Anchorage Public Library is excited to announce our Scout Patch program! This is open to any scout (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, and more). After a few preparatory activities, visit any library location for a tour and to complete a scavenger hunt. When your scout leader or adult has verified that you have completed the requirements, library staff will give you a patch that can be ironed on or sewn onto a uniform!

Scout Patch requirements:

Scavenger hunts (part of the patches)

Please pre-arrange your visit and tour with a librarian by contacting your local library or email us at

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a statewide program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians intended to broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.

Learn more and see the current Battle of the Books list.

Events for Kids ages 5 to 12

Today: Sun, 6/23/2024

Tomorrow: Mon, 6/24/2024

Day after next: Tue, 6/25/2024

Today: Sun, 6/23/2024

There are no events scheduled today.

Tomorrow: Mon, 6/24/2024

There are no events scheduled today.

Day after next: Tue, 6/25/2024

View Calendar