Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - SC First Steps

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

One book per month mailed to the home

Evidence Based

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age five, no matter their family's income.

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Who it Serves

Books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five, no matter their family's income.

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

Children enrolled in the program receive one book per month by mail. Each title is selected by a panel of early childhood literacy experts, who choose books that meet the age-specific developmental needs of young children.

Literacy

A focus on language and literacy development

Target Outcomes

Imagination Library has been shown to improve child language and literacy skills, enhance home literacy environments; and increase the frequency of parents reading to children.

Community Impact 2022

8,813

children served

78K+

books delivered

15

Counties served

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