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Tournament of Picture Books

We’re now in the second round of the Tournament of Picture Books. You can click this link to go to the online bracket to cast your vote!

Prizes: There are two ways to gain an entry into the prize drawing (one entry per round).

  • Email Miss Ria at riak@cityofanacortes.org saying you voted in the current round.
  • Comment on one of our Facebook posts about the Tournament of Books.

Prizes are a gift card to Watermark Books or Pelican Books and some other literary goodies.

April Calendar - Online Events

Take a look at what’s happening online by viewing the April calendar.


Scavenger Hunt From Home

It’s Open Play Saturday, and here are some games to play from home until we can meet again in person. Have fun finding items inside and outside with your family. Click on the links below to print the scavenger hunts.

For an easy sensory station, fill up a bucket, sink or large tupperware container with warm soapy water. You may want to put a bath towel underneath. Add kitchen utensils, small toys, whatever you have handy. Try seeing which items sink and which items float! Or just have fun playing in the bubbles. Send us a photo if you like... we miss seeing your sweet faces!

Storytime From Home!

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Even though our events are cancelled through March, you can still enjoy some incredibly fun and engaging stories from the comfort of your own home.

Use these resources to get started:

Additional Resources

Distance Learning

New For Kids!

The following three resources will take you to our library catalog, where you can then access them on the left hand side under "Electronic Resources".

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Tumble Books

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading.

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Family Place Library

A Family Place library builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and community support play a crucial role in young children’s growth and development.

Anacortes Public Library is one of 450 Family Place Libraries in the United States, and the first one in Washington State.

Play and Learn Series - Spring Session

A four-week program for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. This play-based program
provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different early-learning professional each week.

Click here to register!

If registration is full, or for any questions, please call the Children’s Library for more information at 360-293-3982.


The dates are:
- Thursdays April 23rd, 30th, & May 7th and 14th
- From 10:00am to 11:15am
- In the Community Meeting Room


Topics include:

  • Early Literacy
  • Speech and Language
  • Child Development
  • Nutrition

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Culturegrams Kids

How people really live in the U.S. and around the world. Visit Culturegrams Kids

Washington Anytime Library for Kids

Washington Anytime Library for Kids

Kid friendly downloadable ebooks and audiobooks

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.

NOvelist k-8

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.