Real Men Read

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 and Tipton Counties to increase Kindergarten readiness. Our volunteers have a monthly reading commitment allowing the program to reach 200 children in fifteen local early learning centers. 

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 & Tipton 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 old’s. 

Real Men Read and The Imagination Library are a small collaboration working towards a larger community goal of 75in5, which strives to increase the percentage of kindergartner’s ready for school to 75 percent by 2022. 

Click here to sign your child up for Imagination Library!
Download the 2021 Imagination Library book list:

Use the table below to learn more about age-appropriate books that help prepare your child for school.

Bedtime Stories

Listen to bedtime stories from our Real Men Read volunteers, here! 

We do not own rights to any of these book selections. 

If you would like to volunteer through Real Men Read, or fill out our Volunteer form, here.

Contact Morgan Dolezal at 765-457-HELP(4357) or EMAIL MDOLEZAL@UNITEDWAYHOCO.ORG

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