Nothing can be more helpful to a child’s development than a parent who reads to that child on a regular basis. To help parents have a healthy library with which to educate their children, the Imagination Library, a joint effort between several Washtenaw County educational organizations and Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Foundation, is offering a free book once a month to Ypsilanti area children, particularly those living is the 48197 and 48198 ZIP codes, from birth up to age 5. Each child entering the program receives first “The Little Engine That Could” and as their last book “A Place Called Kindergarten.” Families can even enroll more than one child, so long as they are different ages, and they will receive different books from their siblings. The program is free to all Ypsilanti families, but those with the financial means are encouraged to pay the $30 it costs to cover their child and perhaps even an additional $30 to sponsor another child.
For more information, visit www.washtenawsuccessby6.org/imagination-library