What is it? Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books that begins with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could . Each month a new, age-appropriate book is mailed in the child’s name directly to his or her home. Best of all, it is a free gift to the child, and there is no cost or obligation to the family.
Who is Eligible? Children from birth until their fifth birthday who are residents of the Leadville School District.
What are the Benefits of this Program? Many studies have shown that money invested in the early literacy skills of our young children has a far-reaching impact. When parents read books to their children from birth, it provides them with the best possible start. Children develop literacy skills long before being able to read, and it is important to start at birth.
Through the generous donations of individuals and organizations, this program can:
- Promote and encourage a love of reading among children
- Help ensure that children enter kindergarten with a strong ability to read and an eagerness to learn
- Strengthen the literacy level of our community
- Promote parent-child interaction and bonding
- Provide free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to young children
Why begin so early? Learning to read is a process much like learning to speak or walk. The process begins at birth. Children must learn how a book works – you read right to left and you turn pages. They associate pictures with words. These are all steps along the way to learning to read. Perhaps even more importantly, they also learn to love to read. Sitting in a loved one’s lap develops a powerful association between reading and love. There is ample research to support early literacy as a key to success in school and beyond.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a unique opportunity to give something simple yet powerful to children and parents.
Complete and return the following form to sign your child up today!
What screenings are available at the 9 Health Fair?
In addition to the low cost blood screenings listed below there will be over 20 free medical screenings available for you and your family – including screenings for children. Go to 9HealthFair.org and search for the Leadville fair to learn more and register online. The Lake County Fair is on Saturday, 4/22 from 7am-Noon at the intermediate school.
The screening results include:
BLOOD CHEMISTRY | $35 |Provides baseline information on blood glucose, cholesterol, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more.
PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) | $30 | Measures a protein produced by the prostate gland and is recommended if you have a family history of prostate cancer or are monitoring your PSA.
VITAMIN D | $45 | Provides baseline Vitamin D levels, which helps you maintain proper bone health and understand your risk for immune diseases, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
TESTOSTERONE | $35 (MEN) / $45 (WOMEN) | Provides baseline testosterone levels, which can affect the brain, bone & muscle mass, fat distribution, the vascular system, energy levels, genital tissues, and sexual functioning.
VITAMIN B12 | FREE (WITH PURCHASE IN 2017) Provides baseline Vitamin B12 levels, which play a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. ($20 value)
BLOOD CELL COUNT | $20 |Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening.
HEMOGLOBIN A1C | $30 |Measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. Screens for diabetes/pre-diabetes.
COLON CANCER SCREENING KIT | $25 |This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool, which may indicate colorectal conditions such as polyps, hemorrhoids, or cancer.