The Library of Graham Angel Tree located at the library at 910 Cherry St. This year, the tree has angels which will be supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program for children locally. The program in Young County has 319 children currently enrolled and a donation will cover the cost of other children who join the program.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner
Library of Graham raising funds through angel tree for early readers
For a second year the Library of Graham is looking for support for their angel tree program through donations from the community. This year, the event has changed to local support for children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.
The Imagination Library program was implemented at the Library of Graham in 2007 and supports children from birth to age 5, who will receive a book a month by mail for free. Locally, the program currently has 319 children enrolled, with 879 graduated children and a total of 1,198 children involved.
“Last year, we accepted books for the Methodist Church (because) they pack meals for kids and they had an angel tree and we used their list and everyone got to buy books for them, but this year because of COVID we are going to try something different,” Library of Graham Director Sherrie Gibson said. “You just pick an angel from the tree. We have got different colors. There is red and blue. One is $5 and one is $10, because people told us last year that their kids loved to come get an angel and then go buy a book for that child. This way, I thought a kid could maybe come in and pick an angel and donate $5.”
For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 5 edition of The Graham Leader.