New Program Helps Children Foster a Love of Reading | Fairfield City Champion

With many parents working 9 to 5 these days, it can be difficult to make time for reading.

Go to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.

Launched on Thursday at the Whitlam Library, the program provides books and literacy resources for Fairfield residents from birth to a child as young as 5 years old.

Each month, enrolled children receive a high-quality, age-appropriate book to keep for free.

The books are accompanied by a tip sheet to help families interact with the book in ways that encourage language development and early literacy.

Fairfield is one of two metropolitan boroughs that manage Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which was initiated more than 20 years ago by iconic singer Dolly Parton and delivered more than 178 million books to nearly two million children in the US, Canada, the UK and the United States. Kingdom and Australia.

In addition to this program, the council offers membership in Fairfield City Open Libraries for any child who enrolls.

The Early Literacy Program is funded by the NSW State Government in partnership with United Way Australia. Parents can enroll their child in the program on the council’s website or at the nearest Fairfield City Open Library.

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