Alaska Center for the Book Mission Statement

The Alaska Center for the Book is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization managed by an all-volunteer board of directors and is the Alaska affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Its purpose is to stimulate public interest in literacy through the spoken and written word, central to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. The Alaska Center for the Book acts as a catalyst to bring together Alaskan readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, parents, scholars, radio and television broadcasters, public and private sector leaders, among others, to promote and build an informed and literate citizenry vital to a strong democracy. The Center for the Book also serves as a partner and supporter of programs, events and unique projects which celebrate the richness and diversity of language.