The Chugiak-Eagle River, Gerrish (Girdwood), Mountain View and Muldoon Libraries are vibrant community centers that foster a sense of community and increase the safety and prosperity of their surrounding neighborhoods.
The Anchorage Library Foundation has set a goal to raise $25,000 for neighborhood library wish lists in 2017. The funds will ensure that each location has the resources needed to help their communities thrive. Click below to donate to the neighborhood library campaign.
Phone: (907) 343-1530 Address:12001 Business Blvd. #175
|APL’s busiest neighborhood library opened in the Eagle River Town Center on August 12, 2009. The 18,000 square-foot library has expanded book and media collections, separate areas for children and teens, group study rooms, and a large, welcoming reading area for all ages.|
Scott and Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood)
Phone: (907) 343-4024 Address: 250 Egloff Dr.
|The Municipality opened the Girdwood Library in May 2008. The 9,000 square-foot library looks like a cozy ski chalet and is nestled at the base of stunning mountains and the local ski resort. The building also houses a Community Center and the Fire Department.|
Phone: (907) 343-2818 Address: 120 Bragaw St.
As one of the first LEED Gold buildings in Alaska, the Library is a leader in sustainability and building efficiency.The Library opened in September 2010 and is featured in the American Library Association’s 2011 Library Design Showcase for Sustainable Construction, Navigation and Color and Children’s and Teens Spaces.
Phone: (907) 343-4032 Address: 1251 Muldoon Rd. Suite 158
|In March 2007, the Municipality opened the Muldoon Neighborhood Library, which is co-located with Boys and Girls Club, WIC, Denali Family Services, and several other community service organizations in the Muldoon Town Center mall.|
Z.J. Loussac Library
Phone: (907) 343-2975 Address:3600 Denali Street
The Loussac Library opened in 1986 in midtown Anchorage. In addition to the Library administration, the building hosts the Anchorage Assembly Chambers and the Wilda Marston Theatre, and shares a campus with the Cuddy Family Park. It is currently undergoing a renovation of the entrance, expected completion spring 2017.
Loussac Library Projects:
|Loussac Library Entrance Renovation: Our community has envisioned a world-class public library for Anchorage. The first phase—the renovation of the Loussac Library entrance—will be completed in Spring 2017.
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|Teen Underground at Loussac Library opened in 2011 with the help of the Anchorage Rotary Club. The space provides a stimulating and safe environment for teens to study, research, collaborate and interact with peers and positive adult role models.
|Learn and Play Early Literacy Center opened at Loussac Library in 2013 with help from McCool Carlson Green, Spiral Elements Design, Hope Studios, Wells Fargo, Target, and many other community members.
|The Innovation Lab on the 4th floor of Loussac Library is a large, flexible space used for classes, presentations and meetings. It hosts everything from resume workshops to Irish dancing nights to kids play activities.|