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This year’s Book Party in the Park was a success! With the generous support of the Anchorage community, over 6,000 gently used and new children’s books were donated for the event. The Book Party attracted over 600 people from around Anchorage and we distributed nearly 4,000 books to around 400 children attending the event.
Families and children enjoyed face-painting, decorating book marks, visiting the Kaleidoscape’s sensory tables, using their creativity skills at the instrument petting zoo, listening to story-time, as well as having free lunches and ice-cream!
For the third consecutive year, thread also partnered with the Alaska Injury Prevention Center (AIPC). AIPC provided free car seat checks and a limited number of discounted car seats to many families at the Book Party.
A major goal of thread’s Annual Book Party in the Park is about bringing together families, community organizations, volunteers and businesses to promote early learning and early literacy. We accomplished this through the Book Party in the Park by successfully:
The 7th Annual Book Party in the Park was promoted during radio interviews with Alaska Integrated Media radio stations, a short segment on KTUU in July about the event and book drive, in thread’s website announcements, email newsletters to early educators and families, online at the Anchorage Daily News, in social media efforts including thread’s Facebook updates and in printed signs and fliers promoting the event.
thread thanks all of our sponsors, vendors and volunteers for their committed efforts toward promoting quality early care and education in Alaska. Investments in quality early learning programs by community leaders are critical to the success of improving and expanding these services to children and families.
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