Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library comes to Lopez Island

  • Mon Aug 9th, 2021 1:30am
  • Life
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Submitted by the Lopez Island Library.

The Lopez Island Library is very pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for families with babies and pre-school-aged children. Lopez families can now participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library free book-gifting program, thanks to the generous fiscal sponsorship of the Friends of the Lopez Island Library.

This wonderful, early literacy-building program sends high-quality books to children from birth to age five, every month, free of charge, no matter their family’s income. Dolly Parton started her Imagination Library in 1995 — inspired by her father’s inability to read and write — for the children within her home county in eastern Tennessee. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 1 million free books each month to children around the world.

“Up until now, this service has not been available to children living on Lopez Island, and we are so thrilled to be able to start offering it, thanks to the generosity of our Friends group,” Programs Manager Malia Sanford said.

Families may enroll their children in this free program by either coming to the Lopez Library and signing up in person, calling the library at 360-468-2265 or by visiting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library website to register online. Once registered, each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to their home.