Imagination Library Expands In Verde Valley
The opportunity for a Verde Valley-wide program came this year when the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona awarded the Rotary Club of Sedona a $25,000 grant to partially fund the first year of expansion.

This start-up funding has prompted the Rotary Club of the Verde Valley (in Clarkdale/Cottonwood) and the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks to help register children for the program and develop a plan for future funding. Libraries in Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Camp Verde have teamed up with the Sedona and Beaver Creek Libraries as the primary locations for parents to register children. Northern Arizona Healthcare is helping to register all newborns in the Verde Valley. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Project Head Start (both federal programs focusing on the well-being and development of children under five years old) will expand their efforts to register
children.
 
Simultaneous Imagination Library Launch events are planned at the libraries in Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Cottonwood August 20 from 10 am till noon. Parents can bring their babies and preschool children to be registered for the free books.
 
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Over 90% of a child's brain development occurs before a child enters kindergarten. The Verde Valley Imagination Library works together with other community programs to help parents become the first teachers. The goal is to have every child in the Verde Valley ready to succeed in school.
 
Become a tax exempt subscription sponsor today! Simply decide whether you want to subscribe on a monthly or annual basis and use the drop-down menu to select the number of children you want to support.
 
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Join Us Tuesday
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
 
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
The front is not open; park in back and use the side door.
 
We have a great group and have interesting fun-filled programs. Bring a banner if you have one. If not, you may become part of the fun!
 
Speakers
Sep 13, 2016
Ginny Volkman
Sedona Public Library
Sep 20, 2016
District Governor Dan Messersmith
Visit of District Gov - Crazy dress-ups Day!!
 
The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship. - See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/#sthash.p8FAoShV.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship.
 
 
 
Contact Sedona Rotary
Phone: 928-284-2704
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona AZ 86339
Email: Club Secretary
  Webmaster
 
 
Imagination Library
Free Books for Kids Under 5!
Now available in the whole Verde Valley. Sign up your kids at www.imaginationlibrary.com
 
 
Little brains experience 90% of their development before their owners reach kindergarten. Studies show that reading to preschool children makes a significant difference to a child's success in school. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which mails age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age 5 free of charge, has been shown to make a difference in the communities in which it is available.
 
It costs less than $30 to provide books for one child for a year!
To make a tax exempt donation to the Rotary Club of Sedona's Imagination Library Project:
 
Make your check out to
Verde Valley Imagination Library c/o
The Rotary Club of Sedona Charitable Fund
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona, Arizona 86339
 
Or use credit or debit card through PayPal
 
 
Finally, tell everybody you know about this great program!