Danville Kids Get Free Books

Danville, VA -- More young children in Danville and Pittsylvania County will get books for free. It's all part of a partnership with Smart Beginnings and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Thursday they kicked off the initiative by having Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders read to local kids.

The program is for preschool children up to five years old. They simply sign up and will receive a new book each month, at no cost to them. Smart Beginnings subsidizes the cost. They say about 30 kids signed up today for the program.

"We are really thrilled with the turnout. It was great to see parents enthusiastic and of course the kids to get the books. Certainly we appreciate the mayor's enthusiasm," said Ann Vandervliet Stratton, Executive Director of Smart Beginnings.

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