Kid's Page


LEGO at the Library

Mondays @ 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Love LEGO? Come create your own LEGO masterpiece! We provide the bricks, you provide the creativity. Please leave your own LEGO bricks at home.

Stay & Play

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am

Meet other parents and caregivers while children explore the play area. If you are new to town or to parenthood, please join us!

Maker Time

Thursdays @ 4:00 - 5:15 pm - No Maker Time Feb 15 and Feb 22

Maker Time is all about STEAM. Drop your 8 - 12 year old off each week for a fun challenge to work on as a team. Challenges will range from robotics, circuitry, chemistry experiments, engineering marvels, to art and design.

Family Storytime

Fridays @ 10:00 & 10:45 am - No storytime Feb 16 and Feb 23

Join us Friday mornings for stories, songs, bubbles, and fun! If the first session is full, please visit the children’s desk for a ticket to the next one. For ages birth - 5, siblings welcome.

Preschool Storytime

Saturdays @ 2:00 pm - No storytime Feb 17 and Feb 24

Read and make some music together at this new preschool storytime. This storytime is for ages 3-5 and their adults. Older and younger siblings are welcome.

Pajama Storytime

2nd Thursday of the Month @ 5:00 pm

Snuggle up in your pajamas for bedtime stories. We’ll read books and get cozy. All ages welcome. Pajamas encouraged but not required.

Homework Help

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Gale in Context: Elementary

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content. 

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Loved Harry Potter and are wondering what to read next?!  Try Novelist. NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

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hoopla is the leading all-in-one digital library app, with more than 1,000,000 titles—from best-selling novels, chart topping albums, and blockbuster movies to niche, hard-to find content, hoopla has something for everyone. Read, listen, and watch 24/7 without ads or late fees, for free with your Library card! 

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Washington Anytime Library for Kids

Kid friendly version of Overdrive. Browse and download a collection of thousands of children's titles for your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader devices. 14-digit library card and PIN number are required.

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More Children's Resources

From online storytimes to coding practice to virtual tours of zoos and museums, we've compiled digital resources to keep you learning, growing, and discovering. 



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Student ID Library Accounts for ASD Students

ASD Students are all members of the Anacortes Public Library
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Your student ID #/Card is your Library account. Scan your ID card to checkout books, or just use the number to checkout public library books. Login to apps like HOOPLA and Libby to checkout digital books with your 6 digit ID #, do not include the first 0. Your pin is set by default to the last four digits of your ID. It's that easy. 

Dr. Sylvia Maxson Children's Library Legacy

Dr. Sylvia Maxson's enduring legacy in the library continues. In remembrance of her life, those wishing to join the Maxson family in supporting the Dr. Sylvia Maxson Children's Library in her honor can donate here. As we reflect on the incredible impact of Sylvia and her love of books and children, we are reminded that so much of what we do in the library is because of our generous supporters.

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