The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Free books program aims to get local kids hooked on reading


March 22, 2016

GREG ROE, executive director of Linn County United Way, with Gina Riley of the Sweet Home Police Department, holds a stack of books that are available to children who participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Every Sweet Home child age 4 or younger is eligible to receive a free book once a month.

Over five years, children who participate can build a 60-book library, beginning with the classic “The Little Engine That Could” and ranging across a wide variety of titles, provided by the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Any children of the appropriate age in Linn County are eligible.

“It’s open to anyone,” said Gina Riley, Sweet Home Police Department community services officer. “The people who are going to take advantage of this are the ones who want their children to do well.”


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