Brian Shares More #LibraryLove for our Anchorage Public Library

I've been having a great experience with our Anchorage Public Library!

I used to have this image of libraries being stuffy places with rows of shelves, stacks of books, and lots of "Sssshh!!" if you spoke above a whisper. Well, the books are still there at our library...and SO MUCH MORE.

Our Library is one library with FIVE LOCATIONS, and I like to think of my phone as the sixth location.

When I bike, walk, or am cleaning up around the house, I enjoy AUDIO BOOKS. However, in 2019 I want to save money, too. That's when a friend showed me that audio books, e-books and other digital media can be checked out via my Anchorage Public Library Card and THE LIBBY APP or HOOPLA DIGITAL. THere are NO FEES, not even late fees, because the downloads will automatically return. You can even download the Libby App at the library on their free wifi-- for Android, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, and tablets. Just ask a friendly librarian for help. Learn more about our libraries DOWNLOADABLES at this link.

Me with best selling author SHERRY THOMAS

I just finished the audio book The Burning Sky by author Sherry Thomas, who recently came to Anchorage for two free public events. She was interesting and HILARIOUS as she spoke to fans and then signed books after. Since I didn't want her name written in Sharpie ink on my cell phone, I bought the first book of her Lady Sherlock series to enjoy and she happily autographed it for me.

The Burning Sky audio book on the Libby App on my phone.

In addition to a variety of high quality audio books, I've also checked out DVD's to help pass the time at home where I don't have TV or wifi installed yet. And from time to time, I just drop by the Loussac Library coffee shop to decompress with a latte' and a bagel.


I've also been enjoying producing our Library's podcast Libraries Mean Business on sister station NewsRadio 650 KENI. Tune in Wednesdays at 2pm on the AM dial. Here's the podcast link.

Whether you need a location for your next workshop, access to market research databases, or examples of sample business plans, APL can connect you to the tools you need to create and grow a successful business. Your library card also gives you free access to powerful tools like LinkedIn Learning powered by, Learning Express and ValueLine. Get started at

Click the photo to hear the Libraries Mean Business podcast

Many great resources and lots of FUN await you after you get your library card. Learn more at


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