With 114 charter members, we voted to present our first check of $11,400 to the Imagination Library. This is a Dolly Parton-inspired project of the Friends of the Putnam County Library that began in June 2011. They provide a book every month to children under the age of five at no charge and have provided age-appropriate books to nearly 1,000 Putnam County children. Those books, however, cost $25 annually for each child in the program, meaning a constant need for fundraisers and donation solicitations.
It was a truly a fun-filled evening as Members came early and stayed late. And turning our $100 quarterly donation into a $11,400 check was very gratifying.