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thread's 12th Annual Book Party in the Park

Thursday, August 9, 2018

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Mt. View Garden Art Park, 3350 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, 99501

(Corner of Mt. View Drive and Commercial Drive)

thread's annual Book Party in the Park is a FREE outdoor family event that celebrates early learning and healthy childhood development. Children from infant to school-age take home free books donated by the community and enjoy lots of fun as they build skills to help them get ready for school.

This year, the first 120 children entering kindergarten in the Anchorage School District will receive a free T-shirt, thanks to Countdown To Kindergarten!

PARKING: Parking next to the Garden Art Park is limited. Please plan to park at Clark Middle School, located a block east of the park at 150 Bragaw Street, Anchorage, 99508.

ASD SCHOOL REGISTRATION: This year, families will be able to register their children for school during the Book Party in the Park at Clark Middle School. Online registration will be available for returning students, and registration packets will be available for new or incoming students. More enrollment info and registration forms at

WEATHER: This is an outdoor event, and the party goes on, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

DR. SEUSS STORY TIME: Each year we invite all of our elected officials, and this year U.S. Congressman Don Young, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, AK Representative Geran Tarr, and AK Senator Bill Wielechowski will be able to join us for a special Dr. Seuss story time.

For FREE at the Book Party, your family can:
  • Choose books to take home and enjoy together
  • Listen to stories read aloud by special guests
  • Register to vote in Alaska
  • Get your groove on with live music
  • Savor snacks like oranges, applesauce, and cookies
  • Make arts and crafts at booths
  • Win fun door prizes
  • Blow bubbles
  • Build something in our cardboard box construction zone
  • Get temporary tattoos
  • and much more!

Visit booths from these organizations:
  • Alaska Injury Prevention Center
  • Anchorage Imagination Library
  • Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
  • Anchorage Public Library's Ready to Read Resource Center
  • Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence (ARISE)
  • Countdown to Kindergarten
  • Focus
  • thread
  • Timbre Music Studio
  • United Way's 90% by 2020 initiative
This event is supported by:




Alaska DHSS Division of Public Assistance

Senator Bill Wielechowski

Title Wave Books