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Gov. Carney and Dolly Parton launch Imagination Library in Delaware


WILMINGTON – Dolly Parton joined Governor John Carney to announce the expansion of the Imagination Library in Delaware and encourage parents of young children in Delaware to register.

Children enrolled in the free program will receive one new book each month from birth until the child’s fifth birthday. Creating a personal library of as many as 60 books that can help form the foundation of a child’s early reading experience. 

“One of the most important things we can do to improve childhood literacy is to give our children access to books, especially during this challenging time. It’s a simple but powerful idea,” Carney said in a statement.

In his 2020 State of the State address, Carney announced the pilot launch of the Imagination Library program in five school districts. To date 16,000 books have been distributed to 3,800 children in the state. 

Parents who enrolled their children in the program earlier this year have reported positive results.

For more information and to register visit the Delaware Division of Libraries website.


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