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thread’s 13th Annual Book Party in the Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019
4 - 7 pm
Mt. View Garden Art Park
3350 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501
Parking at Clark Middle School

Come party with us and get ready for school! Join thread as we celebrate early learning and healthy child development at this FREE outdoor event. Your family will enjoy live music, story time, snacks, giveaways, games, and lots of fun. Best of all — each child goes home with free books to keep and read!

The Book Party in the Park kicks off at 4 pm with a performance by Alaska Native drum and dance group Acilquq. Then don't miss out on story times with special guests and live music by the Timbre Music Band throughout the evening. Your family will also enjoy:

  • free T-shirts for incoming kindergarteners in the Anchorage School District
  • bubbles
  • school bus tours
  • temporary tattoos
  • cardboard box construction zone
  • snacks
  • giveaways
  • crafts
  • free children's books
  • information and resources on child development and school readiness from local partners

Parking is at Clark Middle School, one block east of the event. The Book Party in the Park is held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.

Donate Children's Books

thread accepts donations of new or gently used children's books year-round at our Anchorage office at 3350 Commercial Drive. Call ahead for help unloading any boxes. Books for children of all ages are welcome. We especially appreciate board books and other books for infants and toddlers.

Through July 29, you can also drop books in the collection boxes near the customer service desk at the following stores:

  • Fred Meyer on Abbott
  • Fred Meyer on Dimond

Volunteer

Want to help? Contact Jordan Beckenbach at 907.265.3133 or [email protected] to learn about volunteer opportunities to sort donated books or help with the event.

 

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