Research from around the world shows that early literacy maps directly to a child's cognitive development, academic success and even their life expectancy. Improving literacy doesn't have to be complex. The first step is getting books into children's hands. All children. That's why we've affiliated with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to help the children of Berkeley build excellent personal libraries before Kindergarten.
Well over half of respondents to our 2018 survey included comments! Thank You! the quality of the dolly parton’s IMAGINATION library collection and the joyous motivation to read that arrives with a child’s receiving book in the mail are the most commented on aspects of the program, as these comments reflect.
“It’s free” is never the best reason to register your child. “It’s an excellent collection” and “your child will love it!” are better ones. If you don’t want to register for fear of using a resource another child will be denied, fear not! Instead, take action: make a recurring annual donation!
Just $50 a year covers books for two children for 12 months. For about the same as a year of Highlights Magazine and far less than a Little Passports subscription you can invest in a quality home library for your child AND another child, right here in your community.