Young readers program delivering books to children in Springfield

Kids up to the age of five can get a free book every month through the new program.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 3:47 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A new program in Springfield aims to help instill a love of reading in kids.

The nonprofit Springfield Young Readers is giving kids up to the age of five a free book every month. The organization is a project of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. It teaches kids vocabulary, while getting them ready for school.

Studies show third graders who can read at grade level are far more likely to graduate on time.

“Our son loves to read,” parent Cody Hall said. “Every trip we make, we bring home probably five to ten books, and every week we’re reading a couple dozen at least, so good program and free books for the little guy.”

The program delivers the books right to your home.

If you want to help fund the program, a $25 donation will pay for one book every month for a year for one child.

For more information, click here.

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