Read to Me at Home Tubs

Read to Me at Home Tubs promote home reading by encouraging parents to take books home to read with their young children. Daycares or early childhood educator may borrow Read to Me at Home Tubs to loan the individual bags of books to families. The organization that borrows the tub are responsible for returning materials back to the Ready to Read Center.

The Center has 40 Read to Me at Home Tubs. Each tub includes:

  • 10 small canvas bags, with 3 board books in each bag, for a total of 30 books
  • Each bag has a numbered tag for easy tracking
  • Sheets for tracking borrowed bags

Suggestions for using Read to Me at Home Tubs:

  • "Check out" a bag to each child on Monday night and have all the bags returned to you by the following Friday or Monday
  • "Check out" a bag to adults attending a parenting class with regular sessions



  • Tubs are not themed.
  • Read to Me at Home Tubs are loaned for 6 weeks. Tubs are renewable.
  • If sent to location outside of Anchorage, the loan period is 9 weeks.
  • Tubs 11 and 12 have Spanish materials.

  • Questions about kits?

Read to Me at Home Tubs


This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to
the Alaska State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.