Friday, 26 April 2019
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Free book program coming to Jackson Co
02/11/2019

(KNZA)--A free book program for kids up to age 5, named after country music star Dolly Parton, is coming to Jackson County.

Primary program organizer, Vern Andrews of Holton, announced in an email that they recently reached their $12,500 local fund-raising goal to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Jackson County.

Andrews, a teacher in the Jackson Heights school district, said a recent contribution of nearly $3,800 from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation along with a $2,500 contribution from the Jackson County United Way last September helped local organizers them meet their goal.

Starting March 1, Andrews said Jackson County parents of children birth through age 5 will be able to go online and sign up their child for the free book program.  Parents can do so by going to imaginationlibrary.com and clicking Getting Started.

Children registered for the program will receive a free book every month until their fifth birthday.  Andrews said a child registered in the program from birth to age 5 will have a 60-book library by the time they start school.

He estimated more than 900 children in Jackson County are currently eligible for the program, which is expected to cost about $12,500 a year after it is fully implemented.

Donations can be made on-line at imaginationlibrary.com.  Be sure to specify Jackson County, Kansas as the local affiliate.  

 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Local teacher killed in Wednesday wreck
Longtime local radio announcer being remembered
Updated: Teens death determined as suicide
Two injured in wreck involving tractor
Unattended infant death being investigated in Sabetha
Hiawatha man injured in western KS crash
Pipe collapse blamed for sinkhole
Missing teen located, sex offender arrested
Lancaster teen injured in ATV crash
Woman pleads to amended charges in fatal crash
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Kansas Farm Service Agency Is Hiring
Horton man sentenced in assault case
Safe drug disposal planned Saturday
County approves purchase of records management system
Teacher remembered following tragic death
Council approves advertising for electrical upgrades
Falls City spring cleanup Saturday
Road vacation approved
NE KS couple injured in NW MO crash
Wednesday wreck injures three
Click Here For All Stories

©2019 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
173.245.54.13