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Four-time Iditarod winner champions literacy

...support literacy efforts in Southeast Alaska, funding programs like the Born Learning initiative, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and UWSEAK's Literacy by Third Grade campaign. "Children who have trouble reading at grade level often struggle...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-27/four-time-iditarod-winner-champions-lit
Local
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...Many of those parents spoke at hearings in favor of funding programs like Parents as Teachers and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Aurah Landau is one who made sure to show up. She and her husband have 3-year-old Zev, who for the first...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska early learning pipeline

...programs like Parents As Teachers and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library coordinated by Best Beginnings, are in high demand...of Juneau children enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library since birth, each receiving a free book in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/my-turn-alaska-early-learning-pipelin
Opinion
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...at $123,000 per year, and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a literacy program half funded by the state...funding, Parents as Teachers will go away and the Imagination Library will only be able to help 700 kids, rather than the 1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/ferries-timber-uas-added-back
State | AK legislature
Imagination Library meets million book mark in Alaska

...children because, thanks to Imagination Library, it's already happened...books throughout the time the Imagination Library has been a program in Alaska...Southeast Alaska coordinates the Imagination Library for about a tenth of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-30/imagination-library-meets-million-b
Neighbors
All aboard for literacy

...view the program as similar to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that provides children from birth to...more than 1,000 children are enrolled in the Imagination Library, up from fewer than 200 in 2009. Eighty-nine...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-06/all-aboard-literacy
Local
Literacy from the get-go

...23 to raise funds for the Imagination Library, as well as local charities...Club president, choosing the Imagination Library was a no-brainer. She first...Blankenship said.The Imagination Library disperses one book each month...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-31/literacy-get-go
Neighbors
Letter: Invest in the future by reading to your kids

...family. The state, alongside businesses and foundations, should ensure that every new Alaskan is enrolled in the Imagination Library, which mails a book a month to youngsters from birth until age 5.I am the only candidate for governor who has...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-07-10/letter-invest-future-reading-your-kid
Letters
Thank you from Family Nights

...under age five are enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, receiving a free book in the mail every month...invitations to special family events. To donate to the Imagination Library or to volunteer as a guest speaker please contact...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-08/thank-you-family-nights
Neighbors
Making youth literacy a priority

...supports Dolly Parton's Imagination Library through a community impact...help of local sponsors, the Imagination Library sends free books to children...Hospital. Southeast Alaska's Imagination Library currently serves more than...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-18/making-youth-literacy-priority
Neighbors

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