Published July 26, 2013
This program will provide books to all preschool children in the New England Public School District age birth to age 5. One book arrives by mail in the child’s name each month. The key to success in school is developing proficient reading skills. Reading to your children is one of the most important things a parent can do to develop these skills and we are hoping this program will help children learn to love reading. Studies show that children participating in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library have improved reading skills in school.
Funding has been obtained from New England Public School, Wal-Mart Foundation, North Dakota Community Foundation and Dvorak Farm Services to cover the cost for one year. We are hoping to reach all preschool children and to do that we need the help of area families. If you have a preschool child under the age of 5 and would like them to receive a free book each month, or if you know of other families with preschool children, please have them contact Mrs. Lynn Dvorak at 579-4384. You must be a resident of the New England Public School District to participate in this program.
Registration forms are available from Mrs. Dvorak. Once the form is complete and mailed back the child’s information will be entered into the Dolly Parton Imagination Library database. Once a month the names are pulled by the Dolly Parton Foundation and the books are mailed from Tennessee. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks, for the first book to arrive.
The first book children receive is The Little Engine that Could. All of the books a child receives are based upon the year they were born. The month the child turns five, they will receive Kindergarten Here I Come which will be there last book. If a child were to participate from birth, they would have a complete home library of 60 books by the time they turned five.