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The reason we were chosen to reinstate funding was because the people of Gilmer County would not let this program die.  We are the only county in the entire DPIL netowrk who reached into our pockets and paid to continue this program for over two years.  Way to go, Gilmer County!

 

What is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?

 

Founded in 1996, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a non-profit organization that gives hundreds of thousands of books each month to registered children in participating communities all over the United States and Canada. Promoting the love of early reading and learning as the building blocks for a strong foundation in education, the program believes in helping children dream more, learn more, care more and be more through its educational campaign.

 

Imagination Library is designed to provide free, age-appropriate books monthly to all eligible children in specified counties.  Eligibility factors are age (birth to fifth birthday) and residency in a participating county.  Click here to see if your county participates in the program.

The goals for the Imagination Library include:

 Helping parents read to their children by giving them the material they need;

 Encouraging children to be excited about reading by receiving one book a month sent directly to them at their home;

 Giving children a solid foundation toward a successful education by helping them develop a love for reading.

Public libraries in these selected counties have agreed to serve as the "local champion" for the program.  Parents and children may come to the county library (any branch) and register for their very own Imagination Library books.  Registration forms can also be found at local Day Care Centers and the local WIC office.This book program is TOTALLY FREE to participating children.  The child will receive a high quality, age-appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday upon registering for the program.  Children can sign up at any age as long as they are under five years old.  

 

The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts is replicating the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in selected counties throughout the State of West Virginia.  With funding provided by the West Virginia Legislature there are 29 of the 55 West Virginia counties participating in the Imagination Library program. The goal is to expand into the remaining counties in the coming years.
 

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