Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Imagination Library Looking to Reach More Children in the Daviess County Area

dolly parton library 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/15/13) – If you’re a parent looking for an inexpensive way to help your young child begin the reading process, the Daviess County Imagination Library might be the place to start.
 
The Imagination Library, started by Dolly Parton, was originally just for the children of the East Tennessee area but has since grown to serve almost 688,000 in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. The local chapter has put books in 2,500 local children’s hands since its beginnings in 2008. The Daviess County program sends out a monthly book to kids from birth to five years old whose parents have signed up on their website. The program doesn’t have any restrictions on eligibility.
 
“There are no socio-economic conditions (affecting who can request a book),” said Nancy Roberts, Daviess County Imagination Library Director. “It doesn’t matter who you are.”
 
Roberts said reading deficiency is still very high in the Daviess County area, but the program is looking to decrease the numbers starting early in development.
 
“The program helps children learn new words and vocabulary, but also show to properly handle a book,” said Roberts.
 
The Daviess County Imagination Library is mostly funded on grants and donations. A Storybook breakfast emphasizing the importance of reading held in May raised $2,000 for the program. The annual Spelling Bee will return later this year to hopefully gain some more funds as well, she said.
 
An average book order for Daviess County is $5,000 monthly. Being fee-free, it costs the program $30 a year per child, which is 12 books sent out plus postage to their homes.
 
The program has hosted many projects at local day cares, public events, and even the county fair to raise awareness for reading deficiencies and to promote reading and their program, but they would still like to reach more children and their families.
 
“Reading is the key to learning,” said Roberts. “We want to teach these kids a lifetime love for reading.”
 
Parents can sign their children up or donate to the Daviess County Imagination Library by calling Nancy Roberts at 270-686-1668 or visiting www.imaginationlibrary.com.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Calloway FFA at State Fair

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) — At the Kentucky State Fair last week, the Calloway County FFA Chapter was well… Read More

Governor Joins Grand Opening of Dawson Springs Housing Project

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/18/14) ― The grand opening of the Glen Abbey Crossing Housing Project was held Monday, Aug. 18… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 17, 2014 3375

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 3336

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2959

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 2631

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2520

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 18, 2014 2447

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 16, 2014 1412

Non-Partisan Offices Deadline Passes -…

in Top Stories by Keenan Ratliff
August 16, 2014 1224

Madisonville Police Conducting Sobriety…

in Top Stories by Lt. Charles Young II
August 18, 2014 1220

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 20, 2014 1038

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 2631

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2520

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 2453

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 1831

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 1536

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 17, 2014 3375

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 3336

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2959

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 2156

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2094

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06