WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Preschool children who reside in or whose parent/guardian is employed in Spartanburg or Union counties.
WHAT IS IT?
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is ….FREE! It sounds too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their pre-school years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward the most successful education they will ever get. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. The children will have books of their own at no cost thanks to the United Way of the Piedmont, and its donors.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new exciting reading adventures from Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old and as long as you remain a resident of or are employed in Spartanburg and/or Union county. Should the child move outside Spartanburg and/or Union County or the parent/guardian are no longer employed there, he/she automatically exits the program.
Sign Up Your Children Today! Simply fill out the form below and mail to:
Imagination Library Project
333 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
The Dollywood Foundation is a 501c(3) public nonprofit organization.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?
- Be a legal resident of or employee in Spartanburg or Union counties.
- Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian.
- Notify First Steps anytime your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form.
- Read with your child.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE BOOKS?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received. Books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five, you move out of Spartanburg or Union counties, or you are no longer employed in Spartanburg or Union county.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is all about inspiration and imagination. It was developed in 1995 by Dolly for her native Sevier County, Tennessee. Dolly wanted every preschool child to have his/her own collection of books. After much thought, Dolly decided to offer her Imagination Library for replication in any community that would financially support it.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now in 500 communities in 40 states.
For more information, go to ImaginationLibrary.com