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Heartland United Way helps children start a library at home

Heartland United Way helps children start a library at home. (NTV News)

Although school is out for summer, the Heartland United Way is starting kids off early by giving out free books to start their very own "Imagination Library."

All summer long, the United Way has been installing little free libraries across the state.

Now, they're aiming to reach more kids by partnering up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

“It's a great way for children to learn about the libraries, learn that these books are available to them and then sign them to receive free books of their own," Bonnie Westfall of Heartland United Way, said.

The program sends one book a month to a child's home so they can start a library of their own.

"Their parents can register them and then they receive a free book every month until they reach age 5. It's just a great way to promote early childhood literacy and build a little library for those kiddos before they reach kindergarten," Stephanie Kissler, of Heartland United Way, said.

Parents can go online to register their kids. Click here to take you to the registration site.

They must be under 5 years old and live in Hall, Hamilton, Howard, or Merrick counties.

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