New Reading Program for Children: "Imagination Library"

By: Christina Vitale Email
By: Christina Vitale Email

12-12-06

The program "Imagination Library" is kicking off in Tallahassee. It's part of a program Dolly Parton created in Tennessee.

Children and newborns to age five will receive hardback books in the mail once a month for one year. One of the books on the reading list is the classic "The Little Engine That Could."

Dr. Elsie Brown, a mother and grandmother, said, "Think of the implied message in that. I think I can, I think I can. We're teaching a child this then they can accomplish anything that they really set their mind to."

Organizers hope "Imagination Library" will boost children's reading skills. The early learning coalition is heading up the project. It received a $1,500 check to kick-start the program.


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