Ready to Read Alaska has 10 different Raise a Reader bags. Each bag contains 5 – 6 resource/ continuing education books for adult caregivers. The bags do not have board or picture books for children; they are intended for use by adults only.


  • Raise a Reader bags are loaned for 3 weeks. Kits are renewable.
  • If sent to location outside of Anchorage, the loan period is 6 weeks.
  • Only one Raise a Reader bag may be checked out at a time.
    Questions about kits?

Suggestions For Using the Raise a Reader Bags:

  • Learn about a new early literacy topic
  • Hone your current skills
  • Get fun ideas for programming and storytime

Raise a Reader Bag Themes

  1. Arts & Crafts
  2. Baby Playtime
  3. Baby Sign Language
  4. Brain Development & Research
  5. Fingerplays
  6. Math & Numbers
  7. Songs & Rhymes
  8. Storytime #1
  9. Storytime #2
  10. Toddler Playtime