Young children in the Minot area will have a new book to read every month thanks to a program founded by a county music legend.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a program set up for children between zero and five years of age.
Children who are registered with the program will receive a new book in the mail every month.
The first book that kids will receive is The Little Engine that Could.
It costs $25 dollars per year for one child to receive all of the books--there is currently enough funding for 330 children to receive books for free.
Souris Valley United Way is sponsoring the event--executive director, Pat Smith says getting into the habit of reading will help children in the future.
(Pat Smith, Executive Director-United Way)"If you start reading with your child and they gain interest in reading that will just continue with them for life. So it's important that all children learn to read, it's the basic need we need for education."
If you're interested in signing your child up for the service you can go to svunitedway.com where you will find a form to complete.