Monday, June 14, 2010

New program launches in New York and West Virginia!

Syracuse, New York, has been a beacon for literacy education. The North and the West Side Literacy Zones are among 18 zones in the state that were selected for a special focus on meeting community literacy needs. There is a new concentrated and collaborative project that focuses on the children who reach school age not ready to read, and the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County already has plans to expand. Tracking the effectiveness of the coalition’s efforts to achieve “100 percent literacy through 100 percent community engagement” is the ultimate goal.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library aims is to register up to 500 children a year over the next four years. In addition to the new program launch in Syracuse, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is also sponsored in Harrison County, West Virginia.

The Dollywood Foundation is quickly branching out so that all children have such a significant opportunity to experience the excitement of receiving a shiny, new book each month. Now, Harrison County children will also be a part of the hundreds of communities that are providing books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide.

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