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 ensure 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.
Online enrollment is currently disabled. United Way of Hernando County is a proud affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. As this program continues to grow, we are on a constant mission to raise funds to add additional children onto the program.
We are currently at a capacity of 1,200 children a month receiving a FREE Dolly Parton Imagination Library book. Please be patient as we revisit this enrollment process. Thank you for supporting early literacy.
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 1,600 Hernando County children have been touched by this powerful program, and the list continues to rapidly grow each day.
With your help of just $26 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 $130 for 5 years worth of FREE literacy tools for a child. With your investment in early education, 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. Click here to download the sponsorship form, or donate here!
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Proud Supporter of Early Literacy:
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.