OVERVIEW

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high quality books to children from birth until age 5, no matter their family's income.  The Paw Paw Area Rotary Club has partnered with Dolly Parton's program to bring free books to kids in the Paw Paw area.

 

OUR MISSION

"The single most significant factor influencing a child's early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school." - National Commission on Reading

The Paw Paw Area Rotary Club is committed to helping our local children succeed in their education.  This program is an excellent way to get started early in the child's life.  Through this program, each child will slowly build their own personal library of exciting books.  


HOW IT WORKS

Parents may register their children for this program through the Paw Paw Area Rotary Club.  Each month, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will mail each registered child a high quality, age appropriate book at no cost to the child's family.  The book is addressed specifically to the child.  Countless parents have shared how excited their child is when their new book arrives each month. 

 

HOW ARE BOOKS CHOSEN

Each year the Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee, a specially selected panel of early childhood literacy experts, is responsible for reviewing hundreds of potential titles for inclusion in The Imagination Library.  

The selected books progress from sturdy picture books for the youngest ages that teach shapes and colors to nursery rhymes and stories that build values and character as the child grows each year.

 

FUNDING

These books are provided to each registered child at no cost to the child's family.  The Paw Paw Area Rotary Club pays the bill in full.  Families will never be solicited or asked to provide funding for their child's books.  

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

Corporate sponsors are welcome!  Contact the Paw Paw Area Rotary Club for sponsorship opportunities.  

 

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