I first heard of this program from a friend who used it a few months before my daughter was born. I love Dolly Parton. A strong woman who does what she wants, looks like she wants, and makes absolutely no excuses for it. As if I needed another reason to love her!
Books are expensive, even purchasing them from Amazon or half.com. I had hundreds of books for my son when he was little. However, I donated them years ago thinking he was going to be an only child. So finding this program being a single mom now was a huge help.
Dolly Parton created the Imagination Library in 1995. At first it was for her native Tennessee only. Now it is available to the US, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
From the site:
Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
You receive FREE age appropriate books mailed right to your home. You can register your child online for most areas. Here in Tulsa, OK and the surrounding areas, we are eligible, we just need to print out the registration form and mail it in. It is a short form that takes just a few minutes to complete, and you print it directly from the website.
Start your child on the path of learning with great, free books today.