Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

  

SHARING THE LOVE OF READING WITH THE CHILDREN OF OSHKOSH

Enroll your children in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and we'll send them a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth birthday.         

The time you spend reading with your child opens their mind to faraway places, exciting adventures and sets them on the pathway to an interest in lifelong learning. Read to your child - it's a wise investment in their future and the future of our community.   

WHAT IS IMAGINATION LIBRARY?

Very simply, it is an initiative to put books in the hands of local preschoolers and open their worlds to amazing possibilities.

It began in 1996, when Dolly Parton launched an initiative to benefit the children of her home county in Tennessee. Her dream was to foster a love of reading among preschoolers and their families. She wanted to insure that every child would have access to quality books, regardless of their family’s income. This initiative is now a national and global program managed by the Dollywood Foundation and brought to Oshkosh by Oshkosh Area United Way.

HOW IT WORKS

All children under the age of five residing in Oshkosh are eligible to participate.  Each month, every registered child receives a free, brand new book through the mail.  The books continue until the child turns five years old. Imagine every child in Oshkosh having their own library of 60 books by the time they go to Kindergarten!

It is completely run on donations from the local communities of each partner. A donation of $40.00 will provide one child monthly books for an entire year!

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Register online here

For questions, email Tina at: oauw@oshkoshareaunitedway.org

 

Special thanks to our community sponsors:

Robert W. and Susan T. Brown Family Foundation

Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis