Mt. Morris — A total of 1,000 books have been sent out to children in the Mount Morris community thanks to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.
According to a press release from Mount Morris Central School, the program was organized locally through a partnership between Mount Morris Central School District (MMCSD) and the Mount Morris Parent Teacher Student Association (MMPTSA).
“Building early literacy in children before they get to school is essential for their growth,” said Mount Morris Elementary Principal Rachael Greene. “Putting books in the hands of kids is a great way to begin working on their literacy skills.”
The program allows for children to receive a new, age-appropriate book in the mail every month up until their fifth birthday, which totals around 60 books. The MMPTSA currently has 103 children registered for the program.
The first book children receive is The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and the last book is Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson.
Other classics included are The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.