One of my favorite moments as a parent was curling up with my son on my lap to read a book. We each picked our favorite, which usually led to another “favorite book” that needed to be read. The stack of books we read came from the library or a book sale. But some books belonged to my son.
Research shows that being surrounded by lots of books at home helps children. Demonstrates the value of knowledge and provides an environment for learning and growth. A house full of books also encourages reading for fun. Truly a book opens up a whole world to a child.
Free books to keep
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the perfect way to build a home library for your child. If you enroll your child at birth, he will have a home library of 60 books by the time he turns 5. Any child born up to their fifth birthday who lives in Shawnee County is eligible. It’s quick and easy to register – all you need is your child’s name, date of birth, postal address and parent or guardian’s name.
Imagination Library ships a high-quality, age-appropriate book directly to your child every month. Books include classics like The Little Engine That Could and newer books like A Gift for Nana that are sure to become your child’s favorites. Find more information and enroll online or stop by the library and we will be happy to help you enroll your child.
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As an Early Childhood Learning Coordinator, Sherry focuses on engaging children and their families in play-based early learning experiences. The Learn & Play Bus and her service are at the heart of her work. Sherry has a background in early childhood education.
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