Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Million Books in the Mail

Recently in Sioux Falls, SD, city carrier Mark Quanbeck completed a milestone delivery. 

Through the generosity of local donors, Imagination Library provides nearly 10,000 children ages 0-5 in the Sioux Falls area with one free book each month. And they are all delivered through the USPS mail.

“Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a dream come true,” said Jay Powell, Sioux Empire United Way President. “Kids learn to love books. They spend time bonding with their parents while reading.” 

The partnership between Sioux Empire United Way and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library began ten years ago, and works hand-in-hand with the Postal Service. Quanbeck delivered the one millionth Imagination Library book to four-year-old Riley Galer.


1 comment:

Grannybunny said...

What a wonderful program!