Tyson Foods awards grant to Imagination Library
Imagination Library has received a $7,500 grant from Tyson Foods to support free monthly developmental books mailed to the homes of registered children from birth to 5 years old living in Carroll County. Tyson has registration forms available for all its employees at the Berryville and Green Forest plants.
This service project is administered by the Rotary Clubs of Holiday Island, Eureka Springs and Berryville for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library under the name Carroll County Youth Literacy Rotary Foundation.
“Literacy is so important and with COVID-19 disrupting classroom education, books in the hands of children at home is even more vital,” said Darla McCoy of the Carroll County Learning Center.
“Literacy during early childhood is so important when it comes to child development,” said Amy Rochow, Green Forest ABC Preschool teacher. “It helps children develop vocabulary and comprehension, encourages imagination and creativity, teaches them about different topics, and sets them up to succeed. Furthermore, when a parent reads with their child, it gives them a moment to connect one-on-one and helps to create a lasting bond between them. “
Meleia Soab, Eureka Springs pre-K coordinator and first-grade teacher added, “The sooner they read; the sooner they learn.”
To register, call 479-244-9595 or visit imaginationlibrary.com