At a time of year where post office employees are working overtime, The United Way of Western Connecticut is thanking letter carriers for taking part in Imagination Library. The program sends an age-appropriate book each month to newborns through five year olds. Coordinator Monet Borione says in the last five years, the Danbury Post office has helped deliver more than 75,000 free books.
The program relies on funding partners to cover the costs of purchasing and mailing the books. Borione says they got together recently with children to decorate letters to mail carriers to thank them for their role.
Borione says the program ensures that every child has a book collection, regardless of their family’s income. Books about color and shapes, change to sharing and cultures as the children get older. About 6,000 children in the area participate in Imagination Library.