A milestone for a program that develops reading skills in young children; the United Way’s Imagination Library has now served more than 20,000 area kids.
The library sends books to kids under the age of five. Lower-income kids don’t always have access to books, so the idea is to give those children books to develop a love of reading that will remain throughout their lives.
Senior VP of United Way, Erie Laurie Root tells us the program also serves “to get them prepared for kindergarten and life reading is fundamental to their success”.
Nearly 578,000 books have been sent to lower-income kids since the program started in Erie County in 2013.