I just heard about this new program - which is offered in Duluth - and thought I would share it with you. It's pretty cool.
Dolly Parton started the "Imagination Library" in 1996. She wanted to foster the love of books & reading in preschoolers in her Tennessee community. She decided to provide one new book a month to all preschoolers in that county! the program grew from there and she by 2000 she was doing this for Branson, MO and Myrtle Beach, SC - and then onwards!
Now communities can join (and have to fund the books) but "Imagination Library" handles the admin of it.
Here's what's in it for you!
Kids from birth to age 5 can sign up (if your community participates. Check the website to see if yours does by typing in a zip code). Enroll your child and that's it!
I'm really excited because I'm a nerd for reading and now Dahlia will get a free book a month until she's five!!!
Anyway - I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to pass on the info to any of you with wee ones.