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April 21, 2004

Albany- Dougherty County's Success by Six organization wants to bring a book club to town that would provide all children in the county with a book a month until they're five years old.

Ferst Books Foundation partners with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to bring free books to children in Georgia. Robin Ferst Howser began the program in Morgan County.

It's preparing children there for school by putting books in their homes. To begin the program here, Success by Six needs help from businesses to raise the money.

"Business people can make a contribution one child at a time through Ferst Books Foundation bringing one book a month every month to every child in the county," Howser said.

Ferst Books would send the books to all children in the county regardless of socio-economic status.

posted at 11:04 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com