The University is sponsoring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program that provides preschool children a brand new, age-appropriate book per month from birth to the fifth birthday.
In addition to U of O sponsoring the Imagination Library's Johnson County program, the River Valley United Way is providing administrative support and generous donors in the local community are aiding with financial support.
"Providing children with quality books is a simple way to start them on the path to educational success," said U of O President Richard Dunsworth. "We hope this program will stimulate a life-long love for reading and give families additional opportunities to read together."
Once preschool children are registered in the program, they will start receiving free books in the mail. There are no income requirements and every child in the county under the age of 5 is eligible to register for the books.
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