Good news for families with children from birth to age five in King County! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is expanding to four additional zip codes; 98104, 98105, 98148, and 98188, thanks to local program partner Africatown Community Land Trust and funding from Rotary Club of Seattle.
“It is a great day, as more children get the opportunity to receive free books in their home, thanks to funding partner, Rotary Club of Seattle, in coordination with our amazing King County program affiliate, Africatown Community Land Trust. These collaborations are key in providing this early literacy opportunity to our children, and to make it sustainable for generations to come. What a proud moment,” stated Imagination Library of Washington Executive Director, Brooke Fisher-Clark.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a monthly book-gifting program for children ages 0-5, providing an age appropriate book in the mail every month until their 5th birthday, at no cost to families. Dolly's inspiration behind creating the Imagination Library back in 1995 can be attributed to her father's inability to read and write. Parton said helping to foster a love of reading is "one of my greatest gifts in life." The Imagination Library now spans five countries and has mailed over 211 million books to children all over the world.
Families can enroll their eligible children for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library by visiting www.imaginationlibrarywashington.org.
More than 62,000 children in Washington are currently receiving a free monthly book from the Imagination Library, with that number growing daily as programming continues to expand across the state. To date, over 1,617,000 books have been mailed to registered children in Washington.
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