Back in November of 2019, United Way of Lewis County, in partnership with the Lewis County Rotary Foundation, launched an early literacy program locally, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This free monthly book-gifting program for children birth to five years old provides age appropriate, high-quality books on a monthly basis to children who are enrolled in the program, at no charge.
Through the partnership with United Way and the three local Rotary Clubs, currently over 1,700 kids have had the opportunity to sign up and receive books through the program. Any child living in Lewis County under the age of five is eligible to sign up. Enrollment is available online by visiting United Way’s website at www.lewiscountyuw.com/dolly-partons-imagination-library.
Funding for this literacy program has come from many generous community supporters, local businesses, fundraising events, and from the Lewis County Rotary Foundation. A $25 donation will sponsor one year of books for a child enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. If you would like to donate to the program, text DOLLYBOOKS4KIDS to 44-321 and start impacting the lives of local kids today.