The Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library is a peaceful place to be. Many people enjoy the library because it is quiet and a good place for studying or reading.
The Chugiak- Eagle River Library hosts many cool events. They have storytime three times every week also a family movie night every Friday, with popcorn and candy! During the summer they have a summer reading program with prizes, as well as other family events.
Four librarians work at the Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library, and many volunteers.
You have to be 13 years or older to volunteer. If you do volunteer, you work about 2 hours a day on whatever days of the week you can make it to the library. Tuesday is the best time to volunteer because the library has been closed for two days, so there are a lot of books that need to be reshelved.
There are many different types of media available for checkout; books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks, audiobooks, and more.
To check out ebooks and audiobooks, you can use various apps, like Overdrive and Hoopla. There are some differences between Hoopla and Overdrive. If you use Overdrive, you may have to put your item on hold, but with Hoopla, you immediately receive your item.
Freegal is another app.
With Freegal, you can listen to any music for free. If you want to learn a different language, you can use Mango, and also available through the library is Tutor.com. On Tutor.com you can receive help with a certain lesson or problem for free.
We were able to interview Dean Brovold, who is the children’s librarian at the Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library. Mr. Brovold organizes all the children’s events for the library. He reads during storytime, and during the summer he works with groups like the Chinooks Baseball Team to connect them with kids.
When we asked him why he works at the library, he said, “I love books, I probably have spent more time reading than anything else. I have always loved reading since I was a child. I like being a librarian because I get to see the books before they even come out, I get a heads up on what’s new.”
The Chugiak-Eagle River Public Library is open to the public and everyone that would like to help. So if you ever have free time and are able to go places, I would recommend going to the library!
Tuesday: 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
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