3100 Channel Drive, suite 215
Juneau, AK 99801
Joy Lyon, Chair
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library launched in Southeast Alaska in 2006, and thanks to ongoing support and matching funds from Best Beginnings has grown to serve over 1,800 children in 12 Southeast communities. In the fall of 2013, we celebrated delivery of the first 100,000 books! Thanks to the support of many volunteers, all the funds raised in each community go directly to the books for local children.
Just like the ferry connects all our island communities, the love of favorite Imagination Library books connects children in Angoon, Craig, Gustavus, Haines, Juneau, Kake, Klawock, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Tenakee, Wrangell, and Yakutat.
Enrolled preschool aged children in Juneau are invited to monthly Family Night events September through May. Please watch our lively and fun video of these Family Nights >>
To volunteer: Contact Katey Blagden at info@aeyc-sea or 789-1235
For child’s change of address: email@example.com
To enroll your child: Download enrollment brochure or register here online. Enrollment forms are also available at local libraries in participating communities, at Head Start programs, and for new babies at at Bartlett Regional Hospital and Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Enrollment forms may be faxed to 907-789-1238 or emailed to the AYEC-SEA office.
Our Partners: Best Beginnings, Communities in Schools of Juneau, Friends of the Juneau Public Library, Juneau Public Library, Wrangell Public Library, Kake Public Library, Partnerships for Families and Children, Tlingit and Haida Head Start, KTOO, Bartlett Regional Hospital, United Way of Southeast, Sitka Emblem Club, Juneau Empire, Juneau Community Foundation, PEO Chapters D, N, G, Rotary Club of Juneau, Sitka Rotary Club, and Juneau Haines Reading Council, along with many individuals that want to help children grow a life-long love of reading.
In the News:
- Southeast Imagination Library Thanks Supporters – 9/25/15
- Imagination Library hands out 100,000th book in Southeast – 11/17/2013
- Juneau Rotary kicks off literacy campaign – 10/27/2013
- Juneau booming in kindergarten readiness – 2/26/2012
- School Board advocates reading program for kids aged 0-5 – 2/17/2011
- Bakers to represent Alaska as Volunteer Family of the Year – 1/24/2010
Make a donation to Juneau and Southeast Alaska 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 $30 donation will enable a child to receive a brand-new, age-appropriate book in the mail once a month for one year. With $150, you will enhance the life five children for one year. 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 »
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