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Anaheim Public Library

Library News

May 2021
Virtual Author visit with Kelly Yang

Children’s book author Kelly Yang shares her memories of growing up in Anaheim that lead to her award-winning book Front Desk; a timely, hopeful middle-grade novel with a contemporary Chinese American twist.

This novel takes inspiration from Kelly’s life story, as her family immigrated to the United States from China when she was a young girl and managed a motel in California.

This author event is suitable for ages 7 and up. 

This program is in partnership with Anaheim Public Library, Altrusa International of Anaheim and the Anaheim Elementary School District for the Creative Writing Project.

The project offers students an opportunity to develop creative writing skills and an avenue for self-reflection through the prompt Finding My Voice, Telling My Story.

The project is hosted annually in the fall for 4th grade students at 23 AESD schools. 

Watch the Program

Tune in on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Preschool Storytimes
Preschool Storytimes
  • Wed, May 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Click the button below to find a complete list of virtual storytimes.

More Storytimes

Celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us for a delightful storytime in Vietnamese and learn how to make traditional dumplings.

Save the Date

Anaheim Public Library launches this year’s summer reading program, “Reading Colors Your World!” from Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, August 6, 2021.

Your neighborhood Anaheim Library will host a variety of free virtual programs and activities for children, teens, and adults to reach their reading goals and win prizes.

Sign-ups start on Tuesday, June 1!

Dania Ayah Alkhouli


Virtual programs are hosted on the Library's

Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Sprouting Seeds

Sprouting Seeds

Spring has sprung! Learn about plants and sprouting seeds for your garden.

For this STEAM Adventure, you will need paper towel, water, plastic or Ziploc bag, and seeds.


  • Watch on Thursday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Rubber band

Powered Cars 

Come and turn on the steam and build a DIY car that is powered by

a rubber band.


For this STEAM Adventure, you’ll need 1 bamboo skewers or round chopsticks, one straw, 4 soda or water bottle tops, electrical or duct tape, pencil sharpener (electric or manual) or a sharpened pencil, 2 used AA or AAA batteries for some weight (or something else to add weight to your car such as a rock), rubber band, 2 craft sticks, and school glue or glue gun.


  • Watch on Thursday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Rubberband Power Cars
Science of Plant Propagation

The Science of Plant Propagation 

Investigate plant propagation and grow your own special plant!

For this STEAM Adventure, you'll need scissors, water, a mason jar,

and plants.


  • Watch on Thursday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Holding it Down!

Reconstruct Galileo Galilei's classic gravity experiment at home with Mr. Osmar!

For this STEAM Adventure, you'll need different size balls, pieces

of cardboard, a chair, timer, or stopwatch for this program.


  • Watch on Thursday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Holding it Down!

Library Locations & Hours

All Anaheim Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance

of Memorial Day.

Find the most recent in-person and curbside service hours below or call your neighborhood branch.


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Phone: (714) 765-1880

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