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At the movies

Next time you head to a movie theater in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Mat-Su to see one of those summer blockbusters, get there a little early and catch our spot, Words Count. It’s showing as a pre-feature ad through July. Learn More »

Keep the books coming

Invest in Best Beginnings and Alaska Imagination Libraries.
Pay forward and put books in the hands of our children.  A $30 donation can provide a child with a new, age-appropriate book each month for a year. A $150 gift supplies a child with a monthly book for five years.
Please keep the books coming to our youngest Alaskans.  Donate now.



One young Alaskan recently received the one millionth Imagination Library Book delivered in our state. So who is it? It’s the baby next door. It’s your son. Or your granddaughter. Your hairstylist’s niece. Or your friend’s godson. The fact is, every child enrolled in Alaska’s Imagination Libraries is a part of this celebration – because it took each of them to help reach this incredible milestone. Watch Alaska Imagination Library volunteers celebrate this success.

Pediatricians’ Rx for new parents: Read to your baby.

Pediatrician & book

It was great news recently, when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced it is asking its 62,000 members to urge parents to read to their children as soon as they’re born. For the first time, the AAP will promote early literacy—beginning from an infant's very first days—as an “essential” component of primary care visits. From a pediatrician’s point of view, early out-loud reading is Learn More »