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BBGH Donates $5,000 to Imagination Library

The Imagination Library program has helped nearly 700 children in Box Butte County receive free books.  Children under the age of five are able to be enrolled in this educational program, created by Dolly Parton, to receive one free book a month. United Way of Western Nebraska manages the program, and parents or guardians can contact United Way Director, Karen Benzel (pictured left), to sign children up by calling 308-763-8031. Or visit

BBGH CEO Lori Mazanec (pictured right), said, “The hospital’s mission places emphasis on the wellness of our community, and promoting Imagination Library emphasizes the importance of reading to our children, a true element of mental health.”