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"UNLESS someone like YOU cares a whole awful lot, NOTHING is going to get better. It's NOT."
-The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

About Us

What is Plant a Seed...Read?

Plant a Seed…Read! Is a proactive nonprofit which encourages and educates communities and families about the importance of reading aloud to preschool children, from birth to age five.  This mission is accomplished by:

  • Fundraising for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for north central Montana.  (Imagination Library chooses and sends age appropriate books but does not pay for them.  Local groups, such as Plant a Seed...Read raise the money to pay for the books. 

  • Enroll children in the Imagination Library

  • Develop literacy activities for communities, families, and child care providers

  • Provide opportunities for volunteers

  • Make a difference in children’s lives prior to starting school 

What is Imagination Library?

Each month, over a million books are sent out to preschool children in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.  A child enrolled in the Imagination Library receives an age-appropriate book once a month until their fifth birthday.  Our call to action is the Adopt-a-Reader Campaign, which enables interested community members, businesses, etc. to sponsor children in the Imagination Library program.  For $30 a year, a child will receive a book once a month for the family to read aloud.  The benefits of reading aloud to children include:
  • Bonding
  • Literacy Skills-Comprehension
  • Concepts about print
  • Language
  • Love of reading
  • Brain development 

Board of Directors

Katie Hulett-Christian

St. Judes Preschool Teacher

Denise Haugen

St. Jude’s Title I Reading Specialist

Marit Ita

Havre Public Schools Consumer Science Teacher

Bridget Kallenberger

Hill County Health Nurse

Patty Miley

Retired Educator

Charlene Lowen

Retired Educator

Shaylan Verploegen


Loretta Widdekind

Retired Educator

Vicki Wilkins

Family Connections Lead Intake Specialist

Sandy Wilson

Retired Educator

Lorraine Verploegen

Retired Educator

Ready to get started?

Plant a Seed...Read!

P.O. Box 782
2229 5th Ave
​Havre, MT 59501

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