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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Over 20,000 books have been delivered to Fort St. John families since the launch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

The program aims to give every child in the community an equal chance to develop literacy skills and strengthen family bonds by sharing the stories.

Children between the ages 0-5 in our area are eligible to receive a book a month until their 5th birthday, giving the potential for a 60-book library by the time they are five.

The program has been able to run with support through community donations, such as Urban Systems, who recently donated $3,000.

“We would like to extend a BIG Thank You to all of the amazing sponsors who have made this program possible and who have allowed us to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Fort St. John,” said Kalman. “We are hoping to ensure the sustainability of the program by implementing a corporate sponsorship program where a minimum of 12 local organizations pledge $4,000 per year to cover one calendar month per year” added Kalman.

Enrollment forms for the program can be found at the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s office and website. Parents can also enroll their children online; CLICK HERE.

Those interested in supporting the program or more information about corporate sponsorship can call the Society at 250-785-2110 or email them at info@fsjliteracy.ca. Online donations can be made through the Society’s website

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