The Sitka Imagination Library enrolls Sitka children from birth to age five into Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, receiving one book in the mail a month. (Photo courtesy of Chris Washko)

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Sitka’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library promotes literacy in young children, from birth to age five, by sending them one book a month through the mail. Board member Chris Washko told KCAW’s Katherine Rose on the Morning interview that 202 children are now enrolled in Sitka.

Washko was joined by Emblem Club #142 president, Elizabeth Sutton, to talk about a family friendly Book Basket Auction and Burger Bar dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Elks Lodge to benefit the Imagination Library.

After dinner and the silent auction, face-painting, story time, a book-exchange and more will also take place. But before the event, the Imagination Library seeks donations for the book basket auction fundraising event by Monday, November 26. Donors are asked to pick a theme and design a basket containing at least one new book and items to support its theme. Proceeds support child enrollment in the program and donations are tax deductible.

For more information visit the Sitka Imagination Library Facebook page, email or call 738-6684.