Governor’s Office For Children Press Release: “Governor’s Young Readers” Off to Successful Beginning



Erin Montgomery,
Hannah Marr,
Shareese Churchill,

“Governor’s Young Readers” Off to Successful Beginning
More Than 2,000 Children Have Enrolled in Less Than a Month

ANNAPOLIS, MD – As of today, more than 2,000 Baltimore City children have been enrolled in the “Governor’s Young Readers” program since its official launch three weeks ago. On March 1, Governor Larry Hogan announced that every child, from infancy to age 5, in Baltimore City could be enrolled, free of charge, in a new reading and book-delivery program. Named “Governor’s Young Readers,” the program is a part of country star Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that mails a specifically selected, age-appropriate book each month to the homes of participating children.

A total of 850 children were enrolled in the first week alone.

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