The North Star Imagination Library began operation in 2008. With an energetic group of volunteers and assistance from Communities in Schools of Alaska and Best Beginnings, the program registered over 2,500 children in its first year or approximately 35% of those under the age of five in the Fairbanks area. At the beginning of 2016, we are sending books to 46% of children under five – that’s over 3,600 kids!
Major donors include Best Beginnings, UA College Savings Plan, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Kinross Fort Knox, Golden Valley Electric Foundation Goodcents. The Champions for Children Recognition Dinner is held each November and recognizes three outstanding members of the community and serves as our main fundraising event. Local partners include The Fairbanks Early Childhood Development Commission, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Noel Wien Library, and thread.
We can be found registering children at events such as Mush for Kids, Best Beginnings Family Fair, and many more. More information about our events, including our Family Fun Nights can be found on our Facebook page.
To enroll a child or change an address: Register online here. All children under the age of five living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are eligible to register.
To contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the News:
- PSA by Tina Williams and Tanana Valley Television 12/2013
- Champions for Children celebrates learning, honors three women — 11/18/2013
- Three Fairbanks women to receive award from library — 11/12/2013
- Imagination Library helps young children get books to read — 2/28/2011
Make a donation to North Star 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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