Establishing a Collaborative Culture in Linn and Barber Counties to Support Healthy Brain Development Birth to Age Five

Amount Awarded



South Central, Southeast

Start Date

October 1, 2019

End Date

September 30, 2021

Program Officer

Natalie Olmsted


Educational Attainment


Provide matching funds to establish and implement the efforts of a community collaborative that will ensure full funding for the local Dolly Parton Imagination Library satellite and the participation of all local libraries in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program for children 0-5 in Linn and Barber Counties.

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