United Women, an affinity group of United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, officially launched the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Monongalia County.
A kickoff event was held at Suncrest Towne Center. Every child from birth to five years old that a parent signs up will receive one free quality book a month in the mail. Imagination Library is just one way to promote education through reading.
“What a wonderful gift for a child to get. They’re excited to get the package at home in the mail and it’s a book. And its so important to have reading in the home, and so we’re really excited to share this program with our community,” said Lydotta Taylor, Co-Chair of Women United of Monongalia and Preston Counties.
The event included an evening of book readings, children’s crafts, giveaways, and refreshments. Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a cost free international program for children with over 40 of our 55 counties in West Virginia participating.