Families Invited To Register All Children Age 4 Or Younger To Receive Free Books
Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center has partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and hopes to get all Hopkins County children, 4 years old or younger, registered to receive free books.
“Two years ago, Mothers’ Culture Club generously provided seed money to get the program up and running. With the district’s decision to restructure, kickoff was postponed. We are excited to say that Douglass ECLC students are now registered and currently receiving books!” said Kristin Monk, Sulphur Springs ISD assistant superintendent of elementary education and learner services.
Each child with a completed registration form will begin receiving one book per month throughout the fourth year of life. A child enrolled at birth will own a personal library of 60 books by the time he or she enters kindergarten. Siblings in the home may also be registered.
The are no qualifying or disqualifying components for participation other than the child must be four years of age or younger. ANY child, no matter the economic status, nor how many children reside in the home, may be registered to receive books. There is zero cost for participation.
Additional information about the program can be found at the following link: https://imaginationlibrary.com/letter-
Parents may complete the registration form, which may be delivered to the attention of Amanda Ridner, education specialist, at Douglass ECLC, 600 Calvert St.
“Should you be unable to deliver the registration form, please call! I will personally make sure forms are picked up and delivered. Amanda will enter each child into the system and books will begin arriving in the mail at the home address listed on the form!” said Monk, who may be reached at 903-885-2153, extension 1106.