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Real Men Read 

Real Men Read is a reading program that aspires to mobilize volunteers in the community as readers in early learning centers across Howard County to increase Kindergarten readiness.

Through Real Men Read, student’s age zero to five can register for a partner program, The Imagination Library. The Imagination Library fosters a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of an age-appropriate book, each month.

The Imagination Library registration fees for Howard County residents are paid for by the United Way through the Duke Energy Foundation in hopes to grow the number of in-home libraries and increase pre-literacy skills in three to five year olds. 

 Real Men Read and The Imagination Library are a small collaboration working towards a larger community goal of 75 in 5, which strives to increase the percentage of kindergartner's ready for school to 75 percent by 2022. 

If you're interested in learning more about the Imagination Library or you would like to register your child, click here.

If you would like to volunteer through Real Men Read, contact Brian Gallagher at 765-457-6691 or fill out our Volunteer form, here