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Children laugh at a book during a story time launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library on November 8 at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. Connections 4 Kids coordinator Michelle Balleck reports that the launches of the program in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties were so successful that registration is temporarily suspended while additional dollars to fund the program are sought.

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Connections 4 Kids busy with new programs

Connections 4 Kids, serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, has been busy. With the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Awesome Parent program, environment rating scale trainings and compiling resource lists for parents, coordinator Michelle Balleck has been busy too. Balleck said the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program received an overwhelming response from the community, registering as many kids in the first eight days of the launch as the national organization projected them to register by the end of the second year of the program. And although Balleck is happy with the response, she said it breaks her heart the agency will have to suspend registration for the time being while seeking additional funding for the program.

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