Kids Who Read, Succeed!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five. We’ve been Dolly’s partner since 2013, sharing the funding for the program to bring books to Greene County children.
The program has been a game changer for our children since the beginning. Yet, almost 10 years later, the impact it’s had is staggering. Over 14,000 children have enrolled or graduated…and counting…over 5,000 Greene County children receive a new book every month. We’ll surpass more than 500,000 total books delivered at the end of this year.
The impact we’ve seen and heard about from participating families is inspiring. This program does so much for children’s readiness to enter kindergarten when they turn five. More than that, for their confidence and sense of worth. The Imagination Library creates family bonds and traditions that will last a lifetime.
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Foresight and extraordinary commitment
We would not be here without the ongoing commitment from United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and Kettering Health. Both organizations have the distinction of funding the Imagination Library in Greene County from the beginning.
United Way has been our largest donor every year. Kettering Health, in addition to their financial contributions, have been true visionaries, establishing a policy at Soin Medical Center to enroll every baby born there in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.