Pohnpei-- All children born on Yap will get a new age-appropriate book each month, from birth until their fifth birthday under the Young Island Readers program piloted in the state.
The College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia supports the program through a $15,000 donation.
Books are mailed, individually wrapped, to the family’s post office box. This is made possible through a partnership between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Habele, a 501c3 nonprofit serving students across Micronesia.. The Imagination Library offers children free, home-delivered books through collaborations with local nonprofits.