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  • One Book, Every Young Child Sponsorship

    one book every young child logoThe Commonwealth of Pa.’s “One Book, Every Young Child” initiative provides a statewide opportunity to recognize and encourage early reading by selecting a title that all preschool age children can share. Childcares, libraries, schools, social service organizations, Head Start, and many other programs have picked up the mantle of this partnership between the Department of Education and the Department of Welfare. Books are being put in the hands of thousands of children in communities across the state.

    This initiative reaches beyond a book into homes where children may have no books at all, to parents who may not know that reading early and often is crucial to future success, and to early care environments to give children a chance to have a shared experience that can then be duplicated at home. This also eases transition into Kindergarten, where children will encounter the same book.

    The Library’s goal is to provide a copy of the book to all preschool aged children in Dauphin County, with a special focus on children at risk. The Office of Commonwealth Libraries aids us in this goal by providing copies of the book at just $2 each.

    One Book, Every Young Child is a Project Open Book initiative.

    Programs Held Annually in April
    Deadline: February 1


    $500 Level Sponsor:

    $500 Level Sponsor Benefits:

    • Name on bookplate in 40 books distributed to children at library programs and through other outlets
    • Recognition on the One Book Every Young Child page of The Library website
    • Listing in all DCLS promotional materials related to program
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report

    $250 Level Sponsor:

    $250 Level Sponsor Benefits:

    • Name on bookplate in 20 books distributed to children at library programs and through other outlets
    • Recognition on the One Book Every Young Child page of The Library website
    • Listing in The Library’s annual report
  • >>  Click Here to Become a Sponsor!

    For more information, contact Karen Cullings, Community Relations Director, at kcullings@dcls.org or 234-4961 x 104.

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