About the Program
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library helps communities provide high-quality books to inspire a love of reading in young children. Once registered in the program, children receive a free book by mail every month from the time they are born until their fifth birthday. Reading these books together nurtures the bond between children and parents and promotes a love of reading. With every book Invest in Kids includes a Comfort Play & Teach™ card with tips on how to get the most out of this shared reading time. A love of reading promotes literacy, school readiness and confidence! Now all Canadian communities can provide this wonderful program for their children. All money raised locally goes directly to cover the costs of postage and books for children in the community.
The program is available for all preschool children in the selected area (which can be as small as a neighborhood or as big as a province). Get Involved
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a simple, yet powerful model that recognizes that a love of reading is a fundamental cornerstone of healthy childhood development. Individuals and organizations (United Ways, school systems, local or provincial governments, libraries, businesses and non-profit groups committed to literacy and education) can bring the Imagination Library to their community by securing funding, then registering children in the program and maintaining the database of participants.
If you are interested in bringing the Imagination Library to your community, find out how to Get Involved.
It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly to your newborn and throughout the critical first five years of development, you are giving your child a significant advantage toward a successful education, and ultimately an improved quality of life. The relationship you experience with your child will be enriched by having shared these reading moments together, right from the beginning. Contact Invest in Kids to find out if The Imagination Library is available in your community, or how you can help make this precious gift available for all children where you live.
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