Anchorage Imagination Library

Anchorage Reading Rendezvous3350 Commercial Drive, suite 104A
Anchorage, AK 99501
Andria Werning, Program Coordinator: 297-3305

Anchorage Imagination Library launched its first book shipment to children in March, 2009. Today, more than 9,700 children in the Anchorage area look forward to receiving a brand new book in their mailboxes each month – that’s more than one-third of all the children under the age of 5 in our community!

You can “like” us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to hear about the events we organize for our Imagination Library families. These fun, book-themed events encourage reading, creativity, and imagination.

Anchorage Imagination Library must raise funds locally to cover the cost of the books and postage. We are grateful for the financial support from many families and individuals who want to spark a lifelong love of books. It’s easy to donate, just click here or send a check to Anchorage Imagination Library at the address above. Our program is run by dedicated local volunteers so there are very few administrative overhead costs. Your donation goes directly towards putting books in the hands of children.

Anchorage Imagination Library has also received generous support from Best Beginnings, United Way of Anchorage, Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, The Children’s Hospital at Providence, thread, Alaska Ski for Women, and the extraordinary volunteers who give so much time, ideas, and enthusiasm to the program.

To volunteer with Anchorage Imagination Library: Email We have many volunteer opportunities available including fund raising, data entry, post office liason, and event organization.

For child’s change of address: If you entered an email address when you enrolled your child, you may change your address online. Go to and click on “Change of Address.” If you’ve forgotten your password, click on “Login Recovery.” If you did not enroll with an email address, contact us to update information. If you have moved out of the municipality, we will try to transfer you to a new affiliate.

To enroll a child: Register online here.  All children under the age of 5 living in the Municipality of Anchorage (including Chugiak, Eagle River, and Girdwood) are eligible to register. You may also download a brochure to fill out and mail in.

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Make a donation to Anchorage Imagination Library

Your gift to our community Imagination Library will help build early language and literacy skills and inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime! A donation of $30 enables a child to receive a brand-new, age-appropriate book in the mail once a month for one full year. With $150, you will enhance the life of a child from birth until age 5. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.

Please note: Best Beginnings uses Network for Good to provide secure, free and tax-deductible transactions for our donors.

You may also mail your donation: download printable form »
Best Beginnings
3350 Commercial Drive, Suite 104A
Anchorage, AK 99501