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Head Start Lending Libraries (HSLL)
The HSLL Program was complete in 2011 after three years of wonderful service to Head Start sites across the State.


The Literacy Council of Alaska provides free 
books for Head Start children statewide! The 
Head Start Lending Libraries are classroom 
libraries where Head Start children and their 
families can check books out, take them home, 
and return them to their classroom when they
 are through with them. 

LCA sends books to participating Head Start 
classrooms so that children and their families 
will always have books to bring home so that 
they can read together. Children who have 
books in their home and parents who read to 
them are better prepared for school.

HSLL Partners
LCA has partnered with Head Starts operated by Tanana Chiefs Conference, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, CCS Early Learning and RurAL CAP.  Communities currently served include: Chugiak, Ft. Yukon, Holy Cross, Huslia, Kaltag, Kluti-Kaah, McGrath, Meadow Lakes, Nenana, Nulato, Palmer, St. Paul, Sand Point, Tanana, Tetlin. Unalaska and Wasilla.

Sending the Books
Once the books are clean, they are then packed and taken to the post office or to one of our participating airline partners, Frontier Flying Service and Wright Air, who regularly donate their time and space to get books to those in need across Alaska.

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Tanana fish camp May 2008
Head Start Lending Libraries
creating a print rich environment

Literacy Council of Alaska
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