The Friends of the Ralls County Library encourage you to help a child this holiday season receive free books to help them learn to read.

The Friends of the Ralls County Library encourage you to help a child this holiday season receive free books to help them learn to read.

Please give a tax-deductible gift of $25 to sponsor a child in the county receive a free book each month through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Your gift can benefit a child for their whole life. You can make your contribution to this program by contacting the Ralls County library at 573-267-3200. The Friends of the Ralls County Library have been helping young children have access to free books in the county by being a part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Friends of the Ralls County Library started the program last spring and have had great success in providing books to children from birth to five years of age. Currently, more than 200 children in Ralls County are receiving a free book each month.

“My child looks forward to receiving a new book each month,” said one mother who participates in the Imagination Library. “My child can hardly wait for the mail carrier to deliver it. We both look forward to getting the book and reading it together. I am so grateful that this program exists. I know it is helping my child learn to read.”

According to Friends of the Ralls County Library President, Jim Meyer, the program needs contributions from donors to keep the efforts going. The program has shown great success so far, Friends of the Ralls County Library need donations to continue to fund the Imagination Library. While the books are low cost to the Friends, there is still a cost that must be covered in the county. To keep the books going to area children, donations are needed from helpful citizens. Please consider sponsoring a child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program this holiday season. Make at least a $25 donation to the Friends of the Ralls County Library. The Friends of the Ralls County Library is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.