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1 MILLION BOOKS!

This November, one young Alaskan 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 »

Words Count

Discover creative ways to talk, sing, read, and play with your children every day. Learn more about Words Count, watch the video, and get and share great ideas on our Facebook page!

Sincere thanks to Alaska’s legislators

Big thanks to Alaska lawmakers for again investing in young children. “This funding is crucial to continuing our statewide work to ensure every child has the opportunity to start school ready to succeed,” says Executive Director Abbe Hensley. Learn more about our 2014 public policy priorities for early childhood.