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March is book month

By Staff | Mar 16, 2018

Bonnie Remmick/PCT “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come” is one of the Imagination Library's free books.

Every March, Imagination Library has their celebration month in Rugby. In 2010 a dream began as the result of a book program started by Dolly Parton, the country music singer, for her insight into the importance of books for young children. It was Parton’s dream in 1995 to give free books to children from her home community in Tennesse.

The Imagination Library program gives children from age birth through five years, a library of their very own books to keep, delivered monthly in the mail to their home. The community has received over 8,715 books since the first book was mailed in 2012.

Books in the program are chosen by experts on books applicable for the age of the child. These books will inspire a love of reading and imagination in children. Reading also creates a bond between a parent and a child when shared regularly. This program has grown since 1995, started in the US, and has spread to Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

The Rugby program is funded through the generosity of businesses in Rugby, the ND Community Foundation, and generous individuals who value the importance of books for children. Please join us in celebrating the March Dream by enrolling all children in this free program from birth to their fifth birthday at no cost to their family.

If you would like to enroll your child go on-line to www.imaginationlibrary.com and register your child. You may also register by calling Susan Schmaltz at 701.776.6023.

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