Programs & Services

In Person Programs

Preschool Storytime, Fridays @ 11:15 am

Join us for a free program featuring stories, rhymes, and early literacy activities for ages 0-6. Pre-registration is required to attend, please call 907-835-4632, or email mwalker@valdezak.gov to sign up. Face coverings are encouraged for everyone over 5 years old, and please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


Lego My Library, Wednesdays, 3:30 pm-4:30 PM

Flex your creative muscles by completing weekly challenges or just building with your friends. Registration is not required, however space is limited. Multiple sessions will be offered if capacity is met. Face coverings are encouraged for everyone over 5 years old. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines.


Virtual Programs

Valdez Reads

The Valdez Consortium Library is partnering with Anchorage Public Library for a community wide program called Valdez Reads!  Read, discuss, and learn together!  Call the library or email mwalker@valdezak.gov to register, and get a copy of the book.  All discussions will take place via Zoom.

                                               Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

                                               Part I: Origin of Racist Ideas—February 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

                                               Part II: Created Equal—March 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

                                               Part III: Ready for Freedom—April 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

                                               Part IV: The Birth of a Nation—May 20 @ 6:30 p.m.

                                               Part V: Civil Rights & Beyond—June 17 @ 6:30 p.m.

Story Bites, Thursdays @ Noon

Looking for a fun lunchtime activity for your kids?  Listen while you lunch!  Join us on Facebook Live every Thursday at noon for a story and fun activity.


Collection

The following items are available in the Valdez Library collection:

  • Alaskana
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Books on CDs
  • Children’s section
  • Ebooks
  • Fiction section
  • Large print books
  • Magazines
  • McNaughton bestsellers
  • Music CDs
  • E-readers
  • Newspapers
  • Non-fiction section
  • Reference section
  • Young adult Section


Services

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
  • Music listening room
  • Photocopier
  • Reader for the visually impaired
  • Printing 
  • Tax forms
  • Typewriter
  • Video Conferencing via Zoom
  • Wireless Internet
  • Study Rooms
  • Projector


Programs

Join the library in one of the programs offered, and check the calendar for other programs throughout the year.

  • Book Basket Auction
  • STEM Programs
  • Story Times
  • Summer Reading Program