There has been some early success with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in Russell County.
Library Director Lindsey Westerfield told WJRS News the program continues to grow locally, with nearly 500 Russell County children enrolled.
“Since our launch in April, we already have nearly 500 children enrolled and receiving free books mailed directly to their homes every month,” Westerfield said.
Financial partners such as Woodland Farms, the Early Childhood Council, Russell County Schools, and the Russell County Public Library help make the program free to all children under age 5 in the county.
While Westerfield said she’s thrilled with the early success, which has exceeded the early goals, Westerfield said the ultimate mission is for every child under age 5 in Russell County to be enrolled.
“With the recent state funding for this program, we can expand our reach even further,” Westerfield said. “Our ultimate goal is for every child in Russell County to receive the gift of literacy and love of reading.”
If your child is not yet enrolled in the program, registration is simple. You can visit the library’s website here or stop by the library at 535 N. Main Street in Jamestown.