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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Supporting Early Literacy In Hernando County
Dolly Parton and United Way's partnership has formed a vision to foster a love of reading among our Hernando County’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the FREE gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, we want children to be excited about learning and to feel the magic that books can create. It is our mission as a community to insure that every child can grow their very own library of books, regardless of their family’s income. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program, and further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing as well.

There is simply no limit on how far we can take this program and to what ends of the earth, but it is an absolute impossibility without your help.

Sign your child up today!





Invest In A Child's Future
By donating to the Imagination Library you can help a child's early development from the very beginning.  Over 1,400 Hernando County children have been touched by this powerful program, and the list continues to rapidly grow each day.

With your help of just $25 a year, a child enrolled in DPIL will receive high quality, age appropriate books every month for one whole year! This program is for Hernando County children from birth to age 5. That's $125 for 5 years worth of FREE education for a child. With your investment in early literacy, children in our community can be given this precious gift that continues to give throughout their entire life.

Sponsor the next Hernando County pre-school child that has been patiently waiting on the wait list to receive the educational tools needed for a start in kindergarten. This can be accomplished by donating here!

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Dolly Parton and Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way, talk about the United Way and Imagination Library Partnership during the United Way's Staff Leadership Conference in Detroit.



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