In just a few minutes, you can give your child the gift of books!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio mails kids one free book each month until their fifth birthday. Any child in Ohio between birth and age five is eligible for the program, which is available at no cost to families and overseen in Miami County by the Troy library.
Children taking part in Imagination Library from birth, will graduate from the program with a set of 60 books! Better yet, the time spend reading those books together will build the early literacy skills children need to succeed.
Questions? Contact the Miami County Imagination Library coordinator, Andrea Wackler, at 937-339-0502 ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By the numbers
- # of Books Mailed in Miami County since 2014: 423,961
- # of Children in Miami County Receiving Books: More than 4,300
- # of Children Graduation from the Program: More than 7,800
United Way of Miami County, Troy Lions, Troy-Miami County Public Library, Center Point Energy Foundation, Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, Private Donations
Make a Difference: Support Imagination Library
Donations can be made using Paypal, or by sending a check to the library (please put Imagination Library in the memo line. A $26 donation will fund 12 books for one child for a year while a $130 donation provides 60 books for one child for 5 years.
Spread the Word!
A child who can’t read well is four times more likely to drop out of high school before graduation. Reading aloud to a child and giving them access to books is the best way to ensure they are prepared to enter kindergarten. Please help us spread the word about this amazing free program by passing out information about the program!