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Run, Walk events Saturday celebrate Imagination Library

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:16 am

Little Miss Emmalyn Ranee Taylor has just received her first book from the Imagination Library of Lincoln County. Emmalyn is named after her great-grandmother, Ermalyn Bedwell, who is known by many for serving as the first director of the First Presbyterian Church’s daycare center. Her parents are Nathan and Becca Taylor, and her grandparents are Randy and Angie Taylor and Dwayne and Brenda Hart.

The Imagination Library of Lincoln County is celebrating Imagination Library Week with the annual Imagination Library 5K Trail Run, followed by a 1.5-Mile Fun Run/Walk, which will be held this Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Don Davidson Fayetteville Lions Club Complex on Wilson Parkway.

“This is the day for Lincoln County to demonstrate a love of literacy,” said Teresa Brown of the Imagination Library of Lincoln County, noting that there will also be a bounce house and other entertainment for small children Saturday.

The 5K Trail Run will get underway at 8:30 Saturday morning, and registration forms are available at the Patrick Wellness Center and Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library or online at the Imagination Library’s page on Facebook.

As part of the Imagination Library program, children from birth to age 5 are eligible to receive a book each month. Parents and guardians can enroll their child in the program online or pick up a registration form at the FLC Public Library.

The run is the only event that Imagination Library has to raise money to pay for over 1,300 local children to receive their free book each month. The program was founded by Dolly Pardon, but it does not pay for the books for Lincoln County children.

The cost of running in the 5K is $25 and the fun walk/run is $15. It costs $15 to provide a book a month that is mailed to the registered child. We invite all to come support the Imagination Library and visit the Trails for Kids.