Ring in the new year reading with PCF and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Published 12:37 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Partnership for Children of the Foothills is ringing in the New Year with a push to educate parents of children ages birth to five about a free resource to build early literacy through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library mails a free age-appropriate book monthly to enrolled children ages 0-5. Do you live in McDowell, Polk or Rutherford Counties and have a child younger than 5? Register today and your child can receive a book in the mail each month until his/her fifth birthday!
The early childhood period (birth-5 years) is the most influential for a child’s future, providing the foundation for a child to grow, learn, and thrive. With more than a million new brain connections forming each second, a child’s brain grows faster in their first three years than in any other stage of life. In fact, 90% of brain development occurs by the time a child is five years old.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library mails a free age-appropriate book monthly to enrolled children ages 0-5 who live in Polk, McDowell or Rutherford Counties. Register today and your child can receive a book in the mail each month until his/her fifth birthday.
“It’s a simple process to enroll your child,” said Desiree Magnant, the Outreach Coordinator at Partnership for Children of the Foothills. “You can sign up online at PFCFoothills.org/Dolly or visit your nearest library’s children’s department, where the applications are stocked.” Magnant participates in area story times to get the word out. “My three kids grew up with these books in their hands from a young age, and I can personally share how impactful reading to your kids can be on their success entering school with confidence.”
Help grow the number of children in our area that are accessing impactful books to help them grow and thrive!
Submitted by Desiree Magnant