Ready to Read Alaska is a statewide initiative for families and caregivers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Alaska. The program’s mission is to promote early literacy development in Alaska’s young children to create the foundations needed for when a child begins to learn to read. To achieve this mission, the program:

  • Provides free training to parents, caregivers, librarians, and educators about early literacy topics, including how to build early literacy skills. For more information about the types of training offered, view the training page.
  • Loans free reading kits to parents, caregivers, and organizations that serve infants, toddlers, and preschoolers such as child care providers, libraries, health clinics, etc. With over 100 reading kits created specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, 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.