Imagination Library is about to donate its 1 millionth book! The program, founded by country singer Dolly Parton, “distributes age-appropriate books to kids from birth to age 5 to promote literacy,” Stephanie Dickrell of the St. Cloud Times reports. The United Way of Central Minnesota has been taking part in Imagination Library for 10 years. The program has no income requirements and is free for any child. The books are delivered in the mail, along with reading tips for parents, and a child enrolled at birth will receive 60 books by the time they start kindergarten. Tony Terwey, the St. Joseph Postmaster, estimated that the St. Joseph post office sees about 200 book packages each month – and each of his 4 children have participated in the program. Click here if you’re interested in registering your child with the Imagination Library.
And see Dolly Parton give her congratulations to United Way of Central Minnesota: