Imagination Library is an early literacy program for children under the age of 5. At no cost to the family, an age-appropriate book is mailed monthly to the family’s address. Studies show children enrolled in Imagination Library are better prepared for kindergarten, are read to more often, and have more books and visits to the local libraries than children not enrolled.
This program began as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and is now made available throughout the state of Ohio thanks to Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine’s initiative to widen the reach of the program. Once known as the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, the statewide program is now known as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio.
The United Way of Auglaize County and other community sponsors have helped to roll out this program and make it available for all families and households in our county. Find more information about United Way’s involvement here.
How does it work?
- Enroll your child aged 0-5 for the Imagination Library online. Or stop into the library to pick up a physical form to mail in.
- Books are mailed directly to the child’s home every month until the child turns 5
- If you have questions about the process, find more info on the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library site here.