DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
Sponsored by Rotary of Westmoreland in partnership with
Inspire a love of
reading and learning
Rotary of Westmoreland (ROW) partners with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the United Way of SW PA, the Fred Rogers Center, Greensburg Hempfield Area Library and Michael J. Kakos and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Foundation to develop and inspire young readers through a book gifting program that establishes a cornerstone to children’s literacy programs in our community.
and special thanks to benefactor the Michael J. Kakos and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Foundation
at the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Our goal is to reach ALL children in Westmoreland County in the future. We currently are enrolling children who reside in specially selected zip codes .
We mail FREE hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality books each month to children registered in the Imagination Library. ROW and other supporters cover the costs.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation. It reaches more children than any other early childhood book gifting program, and mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth until age five, no matter their family’s income.
ALL children from birth to age five within the following Westmoreland County zip codes are eligible regardless of household income.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free book gifting program dedicated to sharing a love of reading with children around the world. Each month, Imagination Library mails a high quality, age appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family.
Parents and guardians have shared their child's excitement when their new book arrives each month. Many groups like the Rotary of Westmoreland and individuals work behind the scenes to make that special moment possible for each child.
Imagination Library provides the infrastructure of the core program including managing the secure central database for the Book Order System and coordinating book selections and wholesale purchasing. It also incurs the cost of the program’s administrative expenses and coordinates the monthly mailings.
EXAMPLES OF DPIL BOOKS
(availability varies, subject to change)
The Snowy Day
I am a Rainbow
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come
Miss Maple’s Seeds
Plenty of Love to Go Around
Read to Tiger
and thousands more!
Register your child online for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library using this link.
If you need internet access or assistance registering, visit the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library