Ready to Read Alaska (formerly known as the Ready to Read Resource Center) is a statewide initiative for families and caregivers of infants and toddlers in Alaska. During the first three years of a child’s life, the brain develops at a phenomenal rate. The program’s mission is to promote early literacy development in Alaska’s pre-kindergarten children to create the foundations needed for when a child begins to learn to read. To achieve this mission, the program:

  • Loans free reading kits to parents, caregivers, and organizations that serve infants and toddlers such as child care providers, libraries, health clinics, etc.
  • Educates about and advocates for early literacy by giving presentations to caregivers and early childhood organizations.

With over 100 reading kits created specifically for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, Ready to Read Alaska hopes to engage all of Alaska’s youngest children with high quality, age-appropriate books. See our current brochure  for a quick guide to the reading kits we offer.