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.

To learn more about Imagination Library, register your child, or to donate, visit our webpage.