Downtown Anchorage seen with the Alaska Range to the north.
Ken Graham

Read On the Fly Program Seeks Kids Book Donations

Monday, November 14, 2016

AKontheGO’s Read on the Fly program is a reading and book distribution project  at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The program launched in summer 2016 and is always seeking book donations for kids 16 and younger.

Currently, the program stocks kids books once a week inside the Anchorage airport. Bookshelves in the reading areas are stocked on a regular basis and children may choose to pick out a book to read while waiting for a flight, or select one book to take on their journey. It's similar to the “take a book-leave a book” shelves found in many hotels or restaurants. Three shelf locations are before security and one is located in the nursery area inside security.

During the summer months, Read on the Fly went through at least 100 books weekly. High demand is expected during the coming holiday break as well.All books provided for the project are donated; and new donations are always needed and appreciated. The program will also be collecting kids books during the Visit Anchorage holiday open house on Dec. 2.  Look for the book drop in the kids' area inside the Log Cabin visitor information center during the event.

Books must be in good condition and will vetted by Read On the Fly volunteers. Details and permanent drop off locations at http://akonthego.com/blog/read-on-the-fly-books-for-kids. To contact AKontheGO publisher and avid reader Erin Kirkland directly, email readontheflyak@gmail.com.