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October 2017 E-newsletter: Growing Alaska readers

Thousands of parents, a group of generous supporters, and dedicated volunteers have one thing in common: they are on the front line of inspiring young Alaskans to become life-long readers.

Statewide survey results are in and Imagination Library is making a big difference for Alaska families. To keep the books coming to those families, the 3rd Annual First Ladies’ Tea raised funds in support of Imagination Library. In Anchorage, volunteers continue to encourage literacy-rich family connections through free family events.

It’s all here in the October 2017 E-newsletter.


Laying the foundation for school success

About 10,000 Alaska children are entering school this fall, for the first time, as kindergartners. We wish them the very best start to a successful school career! It’s positive interactions between babies and caring adults that help set the foundation for the first day of school. Yes, it starts with babies. In addition to reading with their baby every day, parents can do lots of things in their busy days to help their baby’s brain and body grow and develop. For good ideas for activities using everyday materials, click here.


Book Party in the Park 2017

FREE Books and Family Fun

Join Best Beginnings for an event that celebrates the importance of literacy and language! We invite you to thread’s 11th Annual Book Party in the Park on August 10th from 4-7 pm. Children of all ages will have access to FREE books, live music, snacks, crafts, multilingual story-time, and other activities. For more details, click here.