Monday, April 26, 2010

Over 5,000 friends and fans on Facebook!

Just a few years ago, the idea of an online social network was revolutionary. Developing a system to reach out to an international group of people who share common interests is now easier than ever, thanks to Facebook. Affiliates within Dolly Parton's Imagination Library have provided opportunities for individuals all over the world to express their thoughts about the program.
Proud to announce over 5,000 people have united online... including families who love receiving the books each month and those who would like more information on how to start a program in their area.
Sharing news stories and photos from recent events help to create awareness as well as promote fundraising for childhood literacy. On March 25th, CBC news in Manitoba produced a story about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library launch in Rolling River. On April 15th, the Middletown Community Foundation celebrated the 10,000th Imagination Library book being delivered to a newborn in Middletown, Ohio. Open discussion forums and "wall posts" such as these continue to appear on Facebook every day.

Congratulations to our new Affiliates in Michigan, Wyoming, New York, Wigan and Calderdale... Welcome!

You must live in a particpating community in order to receive these books. Begin by enrolling your child online and find out if you currently live in an area that provides books through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dream more, Learn more, Care more, Be more!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, expanding in The United States, Canada and The United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that new communities are launching the program and continuing to promote early childhood literacy for families across the globe.

Looking to start something like this in your area?

Here’s how it works:

A community must make the program accessible to all preschool children in their area. The community pays for the books and mailing, promotes the program, registers the children, and enters the information into the database.

From there The Dollywood Foundation takes over and manages the system to deliver the books to the home.

You can find out more of the operational details on other pages in this website
so what are you waiting for?

Hundreds of communities are providing books to hundreds of thousands of children.

Dolly Parton wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Dream more, Learn more, Care more, Be more!