The Yukon Imagination Library celebrates 10 years of supporting young readers
For the past decade the Yukon Imagination Library—a local volunteer-run and community supported non-profit organization—has been giving free books to Yukon children from birth to age five. When the program began in 2007, it was sending 20 books per month to local families. Today it has grown into a vital service that provides more than 1,400 books monthly to children throughout the territory.
The Went family in Faro was one of the first to sign up in 2007. “We signed both of our children up because we knew how important it was to share our love of books and reading with them,” says Kara Went. “The boys started school eager to learn and were both reading independently from a young age. They are now both voracious readers and reading years above their grade levels.”
To celebrate the past decade and our community partners, the Yukon Imagination Library is hosting a Birthday Party and Fundraiser at a surprise location on the evening of May 17. We will be unveiling stories and photographs from families who have used the program over the past 10 years. We will also be showcasing those stories on our website and Facebook page throughout the remainder of 2017.
We look forward to welcoming you to our celebration!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase your tickets directly through our website at www.yukonimaginationlibrary.ca
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