Give the gift of early literacy this holiday season by registering your child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, age-appropriate, high-quality books to children from birth until their fifth birthday, no matter their family’s income.
You can also support Lake County children and their path to early literacy by making a financial donation to Imagination Library. Every $25 donated to the program gives a child a year's worth of free books.
Lake County Superintendent of Schools Brock Falkenberg says, “Research shows that when children are read to at an early age, there is a positive parent/child connection, and it is also associated with higher measures of early language and math development.”
Major donors for the program are First 5 Lake County, St. Helena Hospital Clearlake and Charlotte Griswold of Clearlake, a former teacher from Konocti Unified School District. Each of them provides annual donations to help cover the registration costs for children.
First 5 California is also donating to Imagination Library this year. They will provide registration to 268 Lake County children in 2021, and another 268 children in 2022.