Programs & Services



Library Explorers 
Tuesdays | June 6 - July 25 | 11:00 - 12:00 | Ages 5 - 12*
*All ages welcome! 

Discover and learn with engaging, hands-on activities on Tuesday mornings! Dinosaurs, outer space, and Alaska wildlife are just a few of the fun topics we'll explore. (NOTE: There will be no Library Explorers on July 4.)

Lego My Library 
Every Wednesday | 3:30 - 5:00 | All Ages 

Join us every Wednesday afternoon to participate in building challenges, create with your friends, and have your creations displayed at the library. 

ABC123 Storytime 
Every Thursday | 11:15 - 12:00 | Ages 0 - 3*
*All ages welcome! 

It's never too early to build literacy skills! Bring your littlest readers to the library on Thursdays for stories, songs, and play. Wiggles welcome!

Storytime in the Park 
Fridays | June 2 - July 28 | 11:15 - 12:15 | Ages 3-6*
*All ages welcome! 

Head to Treehouse (North Meyring) Park for stories, silly songs, games, and more! Free books and craft kits will be available to take home with you each week. Come for the stories, stay for the playground!  


Pokémon Party 
June 14 | 11:00 - 12:30 | All Ages

Gotta catch 'em all! Pokémon are on the loose in the library and we need you to catch them! Join us on Wednesday, June 14 for crafts, games, snacks, trivia, and prizes! 

Homestead Trail Story Walk 
June 21 | 11:00 - 12:30 | All Ages

Celebrate the solstice with a guided story walk at Homestead Trail! We'll hike together while reading "Under Alaska's Midnight Sun," ending at the beach with snacks and playtime. Meet us at Homestead Trail! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring water and dress for the weather! 

Book Character Scavenger Hunt 
June 28 | 11:00 - 5:00 | All Ages

The book characters have escaped! Stop by the library any time between 11:00 and 5:00 to find your first clue! Explore Valdez while finding book characters along the way. Find them all and win a treat! This program is self-led, so all children should be accompanied by an adult. 

Treasure Hunt
July 26 | 11:00 - 5:00 | All Ages 

There's treasure buried in Valdez! Stop by the library any time between 11:00 and 5:00 to pick up a map to follow the clues around town to the treasure! This program is self-led, so all children should be accompanied by an adult. 

Summer Reading Celebration Party 
July 29 | 1:00 - 2:00 | All Ages 

Party with us as we celebrate the end of the summer reading program! Drop by the library for ice cream, crafts, games, and more! 

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration
July 31 | 11:00 - 5:00 | All Ages

It's Harry Potter's birthday! Stop by the library any time between 11:00 and 5:00 to pick up your celebration kit. (While supplies last.) Kits include crafts, activities, and treats! 


Teen Zone: Dream Boards 
June 6 | 3:30 - 4:30 | Grades 6th-12th

Think about your vision for the summer by creating a dream board! Dream boards are collages of images and words to encourage and inspire you. 

Teen Zone: Rainbow Crafts 
June 20 | 3:30 - 4:30 | Grades 6th-12th

Relax and create with rainbow-themed snacks and crafts. 

Teen Zone: Tie Dye & Graffiti 
July 11 | 3:30 - 4:30 | Grades 6th-12th 

Tie dye tote bags, bandanas, and socks with us! Want to tie dye other items? Bring them with you! Weather-permitting, we'll also create graffiti artwork. 

Teen Zone: Anime & Manga Trivia
July 25 | 3:30 - 4:30 | Grades 6th - 12th 

Are you an anime and manga expert? Showcase your skills and win prizes while munching on Japanese snacks! 


Summer reading is for everyone! (Yes, even teens and adults!) 

Register | Call or visit the library to sign up!

Read | Log 10 hours of reading over the summer and win prizes including activity kits, books, gift cards, and more!

Check the library calendar to stay in the know about all of our programs happening all year!


The following items are available in the Valdez Library collection:

  • Alaskana
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Books on CDs
  • Children’s section
  • Ebooks / Eaudiobooks
  • Fiction section
  • Large print books
  • Magazines
  • New releases / Bestsellers
  • Newspapers
  • Non-fiction section
  • Reference section
  • Young adult Section


The following services are available at the Valdez Library:

  • Audiovisual room
  • AWE Early Literacy Station & Tablets
  • Book Exchange
  • Conference room
  • Internet Access Workstations
  • Library Catalog
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Alaska Digital Library
  • Laptops & iPads
  • Microfilm & Microfiche Reader
  • Photocopier
  • Reader for the visually impaired
  • Printing 
  • Tax forms
  • Typewriter
  • Video Conferencing via Zoom
  • Wireless Internet
  • Study Rooms
  • Projector