Dolly Parton’s children’s book donation program, Imagination Library, has now expanded to allow EVERY child under age 5 in the state to be eligible! This expansion is possible through increased funding provided to the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund and the Kansas Legislature. The funds supplement local and regional resources to ensure equitable opportunity across the state.
What is Imagination Library:
- Receive a FREE book every month until the age of 5
Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995. Through this program, children can be exposed to great age-appropriate books at a critical age to help set them up for success before they start traditional schooling. Each child enrolled in the program receives one book per month until their fifth birthday – at no cost to families!
On Aug. 14th, Dolly Parton will be in our Sunflower State to celebrate this statewide success at a closed event hosted by the Imagination Library of Kansas. Currently, Kansas has over 52,200 children enrolled in the Imagination Library program and has gifted more than 3.8 million books to local children since 2005!
Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and enroll your children, ages 4 and under in the program. Instill a love of literacy within your family and build their library for free! Visit this link to begin the process today.