Events and activities around the valley for children under five

StoryTRACKS - What are StoryTRACKS?

City of Wasila monthly calendar of events!

Alaska Booster Seat Law
Children 4-8, under 4'9" or under 65 pounds Must ride in a booster seat. The Mat-Su borough is the deadliest place in Alaska for children under 14 years old in motor vehicles. Four out of five children do not ride as safely as they could. help your child be as safe as possible!Click Here to Try the 5-Step Booster Test Today!

Car Seat Safety Checks

Free Car Seat ChecksSafe Kids Mat-Su, Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults
Car seat checks 9-1pm at Alaska Sales & Service, Valleycar
6275 E Blue Lupine Drive
Wasilla, AK

Turf for Tots is closed at this time.
Bring your child, ages 6 and under to Turf For Tots; a time for young children to play on the turf year around.

Check Facility schedule on line at www.cityofwasilla.com/menard

FREE "Look at Me!" program is run by the Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults. The "Look at Me!" program is for children 2 months to 5 years. It is a fun, free, convenient way for YOU to look at how your child is developing, growing and learning! The Look At Me! Program helps you monitor your child's development, guides you with activities appropriate for their milestones and is a great way to help your child build on their skills. More information and a registration form for you.

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Palmer Library
Palmer Library Calendar

Baby Lap Sit - Tuesdays @ 10:00am Baby Lap Sit lasts about half an hour and includes stories, interactive learning, and songs.

Story Times last about 45 minutes and include stories, songs, interactive learning, and a craft/activity, all geared toward the respective age groups. This is a great time for kids to develop preschool skills like sitting still, working in a group setting, taking turns, and using tools like scissors, glue, etc. girl
2 Year Old Storytime - Tuesdays @ 11:00am
3 to 5 Year Old Storytime - Thursdays @ 11:00am

Wasilla Library
Wasilla Library Calendar

  • Wasilla Public Library Storytime
    UPDATE: Storytimes and other in-person programs at Wasilla Public Library are currently POSTPONED. Even though we are unable to meet in person, we are still posting short stories and rhymes to the Wasilla Library Facebook page every week. You can catch Ms. Sara LIVE on Wednesday mornings at 11am at www.facebook.com/wasillapl.

    Children, along with their favorite adults, are invited to join us for stories, songs, and lots of fun at Wasilla Public Library. All indoor programs at the library are contingent upon the current health and safety mandates of the City of Wasilla and may be cancelled at short notice.

    Toddler Storytime -- Ages 2 to 4
    A special time for younger children.
    Wednesdays at 11am in the Multipurpose Room
    POSTPONED

    Preschool Storytime -- Ages 3 to 6
    Prepare your preschool children for academic success!
    Thursdays at 11am in the Multipurpose Room
    POSTPONED

    Baby Lapsit Time -- Birth to Age 2
    Introduce your baby to the library!
    Fridays at 11am in the Children's Room
    POSTPONED

Big Lake Library

Peggy has a Wednesday story time, and Paige has a weekly summer STEAM program on their BIG LAKE FACEBOOK PAGE. They also provide a weekly activity kit to do at home.

Talkeetna Library

Visit Talkeetna Library webpage to see the latest activities.

Sutton Library

In Person Storytime 11AM Thursdays
This is an in person program held at the library.

Facebook Live Storytime 2PM Thursdays
This is an online only event.

You can watch Live Story Time on our Facebook Page on Thursdays.

The videos are saved, so you can watch them with your children at your convenience.

You can also view all of our saved videos on the library's YouTube Channel.

Trapper Creek Library

launchpad

Launchpad is a pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children. It comes with ten plus apps pre-loaded onto each device. The apps are grouped by age and grade level. Subject area packs range from English language arts to math and science. Themed learning packs include princesses, animals, dinosaurs, and more.

Current titles include: Operation Outsmart!, Let's get Reading, The Berenstain Bears Brother, Sister Adventures, Dr. Seuss Favorites: Vol. 1, Artsy Pants!

 

Story Time - Wednesdays
Preschool Story Time with stories, crafts, games, and songs happens every Wednesday, 1 - 2 p.m. from September through May. All ages are welcome, but especially pre-schoolers between 0 and 5 years of age. You may call the library at (907) 861-7650 for more information.

After School - Wednesdays
February - May. Every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., whenever school is in session. Children grades 3 - 5 meet to play games, read books and have a good time. Call (907) 861-7650 for more information

StoryTRACKS Pictures
StoryTRACKS, Best Beginnings in Anchorage's very own “picture books on parade,” is a great way to combine families reading together, physical activity, and Alaska’s beautiful outdoors. StoryTRACKS comes to the valley - watch for one.

Imagine a path lined with sign posts, and on each sign is a page from a children’s picture book. As your family moves along – walking, biking, strolling – you and your children can read the story. Reading, nature, and healthy activity – combined!



 

Best Beginnings AK Dept of Education and Early Development Rasmuson Foundation Rotary