The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts is happy to be replicating Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, www.imaginationlibrary.com
, in selected counties throughout the State of West Virginia. With funding provided by the West Virginia Legislature and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, there are now a total of 36 West Virginia counties participating in the Imagination Library program, and our goal is to expand into the remaining counties in the coming years.
Imagination Library is designed to provide free, age-appropriate books monthly to all eligible children in specified counties. Eligibility factors are age (birth to fifth birthday) and residency in a participating county. Click here
to see if your county participates in the program.
The goals for the Imagination Library include:
- Helping parents read to their children by giving them the material they need;
- Encouraging children to be excited about reading by receiving one book a month sent directly to them at their home;
- Giving children a solid foundation toward a successful education by helping them develop a love for reading.
We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer such a wonderful program to the children of West Virginia. Public libraries in these selected counties have agreed to serve as the "local champion" for the program. Parents and children may come to their county library (any branch) and register for their very own Imagination Library. This book program is TOTALLY FREE to particpating children. The child will receive a high quality, age-appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday upon registering for the program. Children can sign up at any age as long as they are under five years old. For more details, visit the FAQ page.
Click here to register your child online.