Valdosta Daily Times

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October 26, 2013

Helping the Imagination Library

-- — Times readers will find something a little different in the Sunday Life section this week. Since its Valdosta-Lowndes County founding several years ago, The Times has often partnered with the Imagination Library started by area Rotary Clubs to bring books to the households of young readers.

We partner again with the project today because the Imagination Library needs the community’s help.

For the first time ever, the Imagination Library does not have the funds to meet the demand. A few weeks ago, parents registered 43 children and the project did not have the funds to fulfill the requests. September marked the first time the project ended a month with more children registered than money in the bank, said Dennis Marks, the Lowndes Imagination Library Team coordinator.

The program started a few years ago. Members of the Valdosta Rotary Clubs partnered with the Ferst Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in a mission to provide a book per month to children ages from birth to 5 years old.

The Rotary Clubs started slow but hoped to eventually expand the program to every child, 5 and under, in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

The program’s concept is that books in a home help small children learn to read at an earlier age, better preparing them for the start of school.

The Life section contains more information about the Imagination Library’s mission and its current needs. It shares the experience of an area mother who saw how the Imagination Library helped her child. There is information on how you can participate.

Check it out. The possibilities of reading are only limited by the imagination. The Imagination Library’s goal is to ensure there are no limits on any child’s potential.

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