Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Brought to you by United Way of Lewis County and the Lewis County Rotary Foundation
FREE books to kids birth to five years old! United Way of Lewis County and the Lewis County Rotary Foundation are proud to sponsor Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Lewis County. The Imagination Library program provides free, high quality, age appropriate books to children birth to five years of age living in Lewis County. The program is free to all children regardless of a family's income.
How does it work?
All children whose parent or guardian enroll them in the program will begin to receive books mailed directly to them monthly up until the child turns five years old. Each month, a new, care-fully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name to their home. The child will receive their first book approximately 6-9 weeks after they are enrolled.
How do I enroll my child?
Signing up your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is easy! Sign up forms are available at a variety of local businesses and organizations in Lewis County, and you can sign up online HERE. You can also download the registration form by CLICKING HERE and mailing it to United Way of Lewis County (spanish forms also available HERE).
Registration form locations:
United Way of Lewis County - 450 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis
Book N Brush - 518 N Market Blvd., Chehalis
Chehalis Timberland Library - 400 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis
Centralia Timberland Library - 110 S. Silver St., Centralia
Good Health Nutrition Center - 503 Harrison Ave., Centralia
KELA/KMNT radio - 1635 S. Gold St., Centralia
The Shady Lady - 216 N. Tower Ave., Centralia
...adding new locations regularly!
Why is reading important at this age?
A child's brain is 90% developed by the age of five.
Having access to books and reading aloud has numerous benefits to a child; it builds literacy skills, language, and brain development. The number of words that a child knows upon entering Kindergarten is a key predictor of his or her future success.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library promotes early childhood education and fosters parent/child interaction - both of which are fundamental ingredients for future educational success. Research has shown that children who participate in the program gain the skills that prepare them for school.
Sponsor a child!
Interested in supporting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Lewis County? A gift of only $25 sponsors a child for year in the program. ($125 for five years).
For more information about the Imagination Library program in Lewis County, download the FAQ's here.
Learn more about how Dolly Parton's Imagination Library fosters a child's success by clicking here.
If you have any questions the program, please call United Way of Lewis County at (360) 748-8100.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is funded and operated locally by: