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Forsyth County: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program Provides Free Books to Children 0-5



JACKIE: YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHURCH’S PROGRESS SINCE 2019 BEFORE THE REOPENING, AT WXII 12.COM. A FREE BOOK IN EVERY CHILD’S HAND, ALL THANKS TO DOLLY PART.ON IT IS PART OF THE STAR IMAGINATION LIBRARY PROGRAM, WHICH IS OFFERED BY SMART START HERE IN FORSYTH COUNTY. THE PROGRAM SERVES OVER 12,000 CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO 5 YEARS OF AGE. AND TO TELL US MORE, I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME INA COLON-VILLAFRANCA AND MARVIN FULWOOD WITH SMART START FROM FORSYTH COUNTY. THANKS FOR JOIN US. INA, WHEN WAS THIS LIBRARY OF IMAGINATION INTRODUCED? >> THE DOLLY PARTON LIBRARY WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1995. SHE STARTED THE PROGRAM IN TENNESSETOE PROVIDING BOOKS IN HER HOMETOWN. JACKIE: TELL US MORE ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THIS PROGRAM. >> THE GOAL WAS ONE OF OUR GOAL IS BSTOO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD LITERACY RATES FOR THIS TO ENSURE WE PROVIDE BOOKS AND HANDS FOR ALL CHILDREN. JACKIE: TELL US MORE ABOUT FORSYTH COUNTY’S SMART START-UP AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. YOU WANT THEM TO REACH MORE THAN THE 12,000 YOU NORMALLY SERVE. >> SMARTSTART COUNTY IS ONE OF YKE’S STAKEHOLDERS IN FORSYTH COUNTY FOR PRE-K PRIORYIT AND ALSO FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. WE ASSIST PARENTS, CHILD CARE FACILITIES AND EDUCATORS WITH MINISTERIAL SERVICES WITHIN THE HOME AND FACILITIES. WE ALSO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO LOCAL HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES. JACKIE: WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM THAT HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT? >> IT ALSO PROVIDES BILINGUAL FAMIESLI BOOKS HERE IN FORSYTH COUNTY AND NATIONAL LEVEL. IT ALSO INCREASES FAMILY LITERACY RATES. JACKIE: IT IS REALLY AWESOME THAT YOU COULD OFFER THIS. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SPECIAL RFO OUT OF COUNTY REQUIREMENT HERE. >> YES MOM. JACKIE: HOW CAN PARTSEN ELIGIBLE CHILDREN APPLY TO THE ISTH PROGRAM? >> YOU CAN REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE OR COME TO OUR OFFICE. WE HAVE PRINTED ENTRY FORMS THAT YOU CAN AUTHORIZE AND WE ALSO HAVE THE CLOSING COMMUNITY. OUR GOAL IS TO ENSURE WE REGISTER ALL FAMILIES IN FORSYTH COUNTY. JACKIE: WHAT KIND OF GROWTH HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PROGRAM? >> OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO INCREASE OUR LITERACY TERA THROUGH SURVEYS. OVER 2000 FAMILIES HAVE REGISTERED IN THE LAST YEAR. JACKIE: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE THIS MORNING. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION PR LIBRARY

Forsyth County: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program Provides Free Books to Children 0-5


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