Children of Carbon County and Coaldale will now have access to free, high quality books. Carbon Foundation and St. Luke's Health Network have teamed to launch Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for Carbon Youth.
The Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, carefully-curated and age-appropriate books to children up to age five.
"Literacy is greatly tied to health outcomes and so the more children read and the more earlier they read the better they'll be health-wise."
"The first book they'll get is The Little Engine That Could and they get a free book every month until they graduate from the program when they turn five."
Parents of children in Carbon County or Coaldale can register for the program by visiting the Carbon County Community Foundation's website.