Project “Read Up!”
“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Creator of “Sherlock Holmes”)
Since the fall of 2014, the Brooksville Education Foundation, the Brooksville Free Pubic Library, and the Brooksville Elementary School, in conjunction with Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library,” provided a free book each month to every enrolled child in Brooksville from birth to age five. To enroll your child for these free, age-appropriate books, please provide us with your contact information below. Indicate the number of children in your household between the ages of 0-4 years and we will send you an application for each.
Research and experience have shown again and again the importance of reading with your child, even before they learn how to talk. Even in infancy their rapidly developing brains are absorbing the rhythms and sounds of words that will provide a foundation for the life long pleasures of reading and learning. Reading is fundamental to the growth and welfare your child, as important as physical health, and a natural expression of the love and encouragement they receive from you and the other significant adults in their lives.
Once your child is enrolled, they will begin receiving a book each month in the mail until they turn five. Books distributed through the “Imagination Library” are selected by a national panel of writers, teachers, and child development professionals. Books distributed by this program in the past all have been rated 4.5-5 stars by reviewers on Amazon. The books your child receives will be theirs, to do with as they choose and to read, or have read to them, as often as they want.
In addition to free books for your child, Project “Read Up!” will provide information, suggestions, and activities for parents to help you make the most of reading with your child. Stay tuned for future mailings to you and to information posted in the Library or on the Foundation, Library, and School websites.
Brooksville Free Public Library: https://www.brooksvillelibrary.org/
Brooksville Elementary School: https://www.brooksvilleschool.org/
Sign up for “Project Read-up!” below.