October 2021
Imagination Library eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
As of October 2021, 📚 882,782 books have been delivered to over 25,500 children in Erie County.💯💰100% of Imagination Library program funds are raised by support to United Way of Erie County. Learn More and register an Erie County child under the age of 5 in your lifeUnitedWayErie.org/Imagination
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Attendance Matters... Be There!
Did you know good attendance in Preschool and Kindergarten can help your child be prepared to become a reader in Kindergarten and First Grade?

This parent resource from Attendance Works details habits to start now with your child that will set them on a path to success and attendance in school!

Imagination Library Book Spotlight
Llama Llama Hide and Seek
By Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama can’t find his Fuzzy Llama anywhere. Where could he be? Near the blocks? Behind the door? Beneath the bed? Children will love following along and lifting the flaps as LLama looks for his beloved Fuzzy. 

What's Happening in October around Erie County?
Tune into United Way's Raising Readers calendar for FREE community and online offerings!

As we enter the fall season, there are plenty of FREE kid-friendly events for your family to participate in. Both in person and virtually! See what's happening around Erie County in October 2021!

Quality Early Care and Education Help is Available!
Erie’s Future Fund wants more children to be prepared for success in kindergarten and life. The Fund provides scholarships to children from low-income families to attend a high-quality early childhood education program within Erie County.

Through the federal Head Start program, Child Development Centers offers a free, full-day preschool program to 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children that includes breakfast, lunch, snack, and transportation at select locations. Families can learn more about the Head Start program by calling 814-480-9505 or beginning their enrollment online at www.cdcenters.org/enroll-now.

If your family resides in Erie County, has an annual income at or below 185% of the poverty level and have a child who will be attending kindergarten in one or two years, your child may be eligible for these scholarships! Learn more about quality early care here.
Erie Family Center's Diaper Depot
Thanks to support from United Way of Erie County, the Erie Family Center's Diaper Depot is now countywide and expanding! Be sure to check out the Erie Family Center for complete information on upcoming Diaper Depot distribution events. Learn more
Join our K Ready Erie community!

United Way has launched a Facebook group dedicated to informing Imagination Library and Raising Readers families about free resources and events in Erie County that will have your child ready for each school year! K Ready Erie
Stay Connected!

Great information, resources, reading guides and tips are shared on the Imagination Library for Erie County Facebook page.

Be sure to Like and Follow the page to stay up to date and informed!

If you are not receiving books, or have a specific question about the Imagination Library please contact Joanna Peters via email or phone (814) 456-2937 ext. 233.