TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Kids in Tippecanoe County will have the opportunity to read for years to come thanks to a grant by the Lafayette Rotary.
Sixteen thousand dollars has been donated to the Tippecanoe County Imagination Library. The library was originally started by Dolly Parton and is aimed at providing free books for all children 0-5. The program is administered by Right Steps.
Right Steps CEO, Debi Debruyn says this donation will benefit children greatly.
"This donation is allowing us to add 640 additional children and provide books for them every month from the moment they're born until they turn five years old," said Debruyn.
Debruyn says it's important to start kids early on reading.
"90 percent of the child's brain is formed by age five so the more that we are stimulating that child's brain. This is just another way that we are helping children prepare for school,
If you would like to get your children involved you can register on the Right Steps website.