Early-Literacy Program Kicks Off Saturday

Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to noon — Families in the Prescott area can register their children for the Prescott Area Imagination Library (PAIL) and receive a free book in the mail every month from birth until the child’s fifth birthday! The Prescott Area Imagination Library is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a nonprofit organization that coordinates the delivery of carefully selected, age-appropriate books to children throughout the U.S.

Years of research and dozens of studies point to the same thing: reading to children from the time they are born is critical to literacy development and academic success. Research also links the presence of books in a child’s home to early childhood literacy. Armed with this knowledge and united by the shared belief that our community should be actively engaged in promoting literacy, Sunup Rotary Club, Frontier Rotary Club, Prescott Rotary Club and the Friends of the Prescott Public Library teamed up to ensure that Prescott children have books in their homes.

The Prescott Area Imagination Library (PAIL) will celebrate with a Launch Party at Prescott Public Library on Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to noon. The event will include refreshments, activities and the opportunity to register for the program. Online registration is also available at: https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/AZPRESCOTT/ .

For more information, visit www.prescottlibrary.info/PAIL or call 928.777.1519.