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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3927

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah104058
Marion90525
Washington69017
Clackamas29010
Deschutes1190
Linn1169
Umatilla1113
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill657
Jackson570
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Jefferson250
Douglas250
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Curry60
Union60
Crook50
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 66°
Corvallis
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 63°
Roseburg
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 70°
North Bend
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events