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BEGIN WITH BOOKS is Charleston County’s premier early literacy program. We provide monthly books by mail from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to young children and encourage parents to begin the tradition of reading to their children every day.
We know that young children have an amazing capacity for learning. We also know that reading aloud to a child impacts their educational trajectory and is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child. That’s why we are in the households of 5,000 of Charleston County’s youngest children, where each child enrolled receives a high-quality, age-specific book in the mail each month. Starting with a gift of The Little Engine That Could, right in the hospital, we’re making it easy for parents to pick up a real book and read aloud from birth for as little as 15 minutes per day, giving their children the best advantage of all: a foundation for literacy.
Every $33 sponsors one child (12 books) for a year. Please help us reach more babies, and our goal of $1,000… which will allow us to enroll 30 brand-new babies before they leave the hospital this month!