March is Reading Month— When a Community is dedicated to young readers!
In June 2013, a group of business professionals decided to bring a very special program to our community called the Dolly Pardon’s Imagination Library. The donation of $20,000 from a local manufacturer launched the program.
Today, Dolly Pardon’s program spans four countries and mails over 1 million books each month to children around the world. In participating communities, parents can sign up for the program at no cost, to receive a monthly delivery of a book for their child until they are of age to enter kindergarten.
Participating communities demonstrate their dedication to young readers by making donations to fund the program. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and citizens all donate to the program so that the books are sent at no cost to families. 100 percent of the donations go toward the purchase of books.