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Imagination Library makes a difference for young children and their families all over Alaska. If you want to see it continue, please take action now. Contact the Senate Finance Committee and urge them to restore funding for Best Beginnings. Nearly 24,000 children in 113 communities are enrolled in Imagination Library, about 43% of all children under 5. Best Beginnings pays about half the cost for the program. Help us keep their books coming every month. Check here for more.

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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

Words-Count-logoDiscover 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!