Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination LibraryThere are many reasons parents do not read to their children, but the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County believes that we can eliminate one of those reasons: a lack of books within the home. In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families.

Through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, children in Hancock County will have books of their own…at no cost to the family!  A new carefully selected book will be mailed, in the child’s name, to his or her home each and every month from birth until he or she turns five years of age. Titles are chosen by a blue ribbon panel of educators, are age appropriate, and have concepts that build upon each other.  All children, regardless of household income are eligible for the program.  Registration is not based on socioeconomics, risk factors, participation in certain programs, parental factors or by any other means other than a child’s age and residence.  Should a child move out of Hancock County, he/she is deleted from the program unless the family moves to another community that participates in the Imagination Library program.

How to Sign-Up?

Sign-up online by clicking on the blue “Sign Your Child Up Now” button below or  download the form here and mail it to the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County’s office at 7746 CR 140, Findlay, OH 45840. Please allow 6-8 weeks for books start arriving to the address listed.

Can I sponsor a child?

The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County relies soley on grants and community support for all of our programs. Our Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is our largest program. If you are interested in “Sponsoring a Child” in our DPIL program, please click here to donate online. $25 sponsors one child in our program for one whole year! That is 12 new books. $125 sponsors one child in our program for all five years! That is 60 new books! Thank you for your support!

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