Flint Kids Read

What We Do

Under the name Flint Kids Read, early childhood service providers in the education, library, university and medical communities are collaborating as members of the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network on a comprehensive approach to address the needs of Flint children with an emphasis on ensuring that every child in Flint will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to read.

Who We Serve

The purpose of Flint Kids Read is to provide children and childcare providers, teachers home visitors and parents access to age appropriate reading materials (Books!) to establish a strong educational foundation for early life.


Our Partners

(Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partners in Flint)

Local Champions

Flint Public Library and Friends of the Flint Public Library

Project Partners

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Foundation for Flint

Flint and Genesee Literacy Network

Flint Community Schools

Genesee Intermediate School District

Hurley Children’s Hospital

Michigan State University

United Way of Genesee County

University of Michigan-Flint

How We Impact

Flint Kids Read supports families and children through coordination of services, provision of training and language/literacy tools, family engagement activities, and with classroom and family support to ensure that Flint children are ready to succeed in school.

Additionally, Flint Kids Read is coordinated with the internationally recognized Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and offers a comprehensive family literacy component. With the help of our local Imagination Library initiative Parents of children residing in zip codes 48501-07 and 48532 can enroll their child into the Imagination Library and receive a book each month to the home of each registered child (birth through five years of age) at no cost to the family. Children of different ages receive different titles; the books are carefully selected and are the children’s to keep.

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