Imagination Library Donation
Indulge us for a moment and close your eyes and think back to when you were young. Do you remember being read to as a child? Do you recall your favorite book? We both can remember the excitement and anticipation a really good story could create; the sense of comfort and feeling special that one-on-one time with a caring adult helped instill. Books are the key to a whole new world when you are young, but most of all books provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Why does this matter? For us it all comes down to the ABCs.
All children deserve to be prepared. Educators emphasize that reading with young children is one of the most important activities to prepare them for kindergarten.
Books are essential. The more reading material available in the home, the better students’ reading levels are likely to be.
Cost of children entering kindergarten in Minnesota unprepared is approximately $113 million annually.
Seven years ago United Way started its Imagination Library Program. Each month children, from birth to their fifth birthday, enrolled in the program receive a free age appropriate book in the mail. Currently, more than 9,200 local children are participating in Imagination Library.
Please consider a gift of $30 to cover the cost of providing books for one child.
AnnElise Edeburn, mother of Theo, explains how Imagination Library has reminded her of the importance of family time, “Sometimes we lose sight of what children need. Imagination Library books remind people that what kids want is to have time with their parents – not to just sit next to them and watch TV but to interact with them.”
The Imagination Library program helps ensure that the ABCs of life
Chris Stanz, Co-Chair
Debra Erickson, Co-Chair
P.S. For some children, Imagination Library books are the only books in their home! Click here to learn more about the program or enroll your child.