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We are a local nonprofit in Fairbanks Alaska that provides 4th grade students with lunchtime readings of great stories. We believe that every child should be helped to be successful through improved literacy skills and access to the resources available at libraries. Working together with the school district, children’s librarians, and an army of dedicated volunteers, our mission is to unleash children’s inner readers by presenting reading as fun and exciting.
To read more about why kids stop reading and what we can do about it, click here!
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We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic readers to work directly with the kids in our program. If you love reading and want to help out, we’d love to hear from you!
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Choose your level of involvement, from a one time donation to purchase a book to a regular sponsor for an entire school. Everything helps!
Hear more from our students, teachers, and others!
“Excellent! The books were off the shelf for checkout. They are ‘the best’ according to the 4th grade boys- who now have discovered that reading is fun.”
“To quote my 4th grade boys, ‘It was awesome’.”
“It means a lot to think that we quite literally sat in their same seats in the school library, and our time at U-Park helped shape us into individuals with a love of learning and a smorgasbord of interests – reading is a part of that!”