United Way’s Imagination Library Receives Grant

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s Imagination Library Program recently received $2,000 from the Target Early Childhood Reading Grant to support the local distribution of books. United Way’s Imagination Library provides free, home-delivered books each month to local children ages birth to five. The funding will supply over 924 books to be distributed this year among the homes of 77 children in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. Currently, Imagination Library has over 1,640 local children enrolled, 524 graduates and 29,112 books delivered to date.

The Target Early Childhood Reading Grant funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Salisbury Target Executive Team Leader of Human Resources, Monty Montasser shared, “United Way is a vital organization supporting our community and knowing that the Target Early Childhood Reading Grant will help to provide free books to local children through the Imagination Library program is one of the many reasons why our local Target is a proud supporter of United Way.”