Programs & Services


Weekly Programs

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

Flex your creative muscles by completing weekly challenges or just building with your friends. Free, drop-in program.  


ABC Storytime, Thursdays @ 11:15 am

Let's read together! Join us at the library for stories, songs and rhymes for the littlest emerging readers. Intended for ages 0-3 (all ages are welcome), no registration required.


Preschool Storytime, Fridays @ 11:15 am

Friday is our favorite day! Join us at the library for stories, songs, and early literacy activities for preschoolers and their families! Intended for ages 3-6 (all ages are welcome), no registration required. 


Monthly Programs

Library Lab, 1st Tuesday of the month, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Calling all scientists! Join us at the library after school for science experiments, snacks, and more! 1st-5th grade, with a limit of 8 attendees. Please call the library, email Molly Walker, or stop by to sign up!


STEM Saturday, 2nd Saturday of the month, 1 pm - 2 pm

Science, technology, engineering, and math, oh my! Spend Saturday afternoon discovering, investigating, and exploring with STEM! All ages welcome, no registration required.


Check the library calendar for upcoming programs for teens, and other special events!


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