PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Floyd County on Thursday, December 10. The Imagination Library, founded by Dolly Parton, provides age appropriate books each month to all children from birth until their fifth birthday.
“The board team and I want to thank the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative, the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative and the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development for bringing this amazing program to Floyd County kids,” Webb commented. “Families simply need to sign up at one of our three locations, and each child will receive a book each month until the child turns five years old. For example, if a family has a 1 year-old child and a three year-old child, the KIDS will each receive books every month that are age appropriate until each child turns five years-old. This is free to every child under the age of five years-old living in Floyd County, regardless of income.”
The kickoff to the program is set for the Floyd County Public Library in Prestonsburg at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Families will also be able to sign up at the Floyd County Library at Minnie at 1 p.m. or at the Bornlearning Academy at 5 p.m. at May Valley Elementary in Martin.
“We invite you to attend one of these sessions and sign your kids up for this amazing opportunity,” Webb added. “The more kids are exposed to books and reading at early ages the more likely they are to be successful in school and to develop a love of reading.”