Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

About

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) is a book-by-mail program that delivers one free, high-quality, age-appropriate book per month to children from birth to 5 years of age. Started in Sevier County, Tennessee by Dolly Parton in 1995, the program has since grown to an international initiative that sends more than one million books per month to children all over the world. The program is currently in approximately 40 West Virginia counties and is managed by the WV Department of Education. Since 2007, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has mailed over 1.4 million books to the children of WV. 

DPIL Launched in Monongalia County on May 23rd, 2018 and is available to any child from birth to five with a Monongalia County Address. The program has had a standing presence in Preston County. 

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Funding

Funding for the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Monongalia County is provided in part by our United Way Affinity Group, Women United with administrative support from the United Way of Monongalia and Preston County. Anyone interested in supporting the program should scroll down to read about our Creating Readers to Raise Leaders section or consider joining us for Power of the Purse. Below is an infographic that demonstrates the United Way's Role as a "Local Champion" of the program.

How Dolly Parton Imagination Library Works

Sign Up

Signing up for the program is free and available to Monongalia and Preston County residents. If you do not reside in Monongalia or Preston Counties, you can check https://imaginationlibrary.wv.gov/ to see if your county participates.

Sign up here: https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/

If you have any questions about signing up, contact Janette Lewis at Janette@unitedwaympc.org or call 304-296-7525

 

Creating Readers to Raise Leaders

Creating Readers to Raise Leaders Fundraiser Logo

Donations to Creating a Reader to Raise Leaders is a fundraiser of United Way of Monongalia Counties' affinity group, Women United. Your donation helps children across Monongalia County build necessary literacy skills by receiving books through the Dolly Partons' Imagination Library. The cost per child is $25 a year or $125 to sponsor a child throughout the whole 5 years of eligibility. With your donation, you also have the option to join our Women United affinity group.

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POWER OF THE PURSE 

Women United will be hosting their inaugural Power of the Purse Fundraiser on Aug 23, 2018, at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. The event will bring together hundreds of area women who want to build a stronger community by raising money for early childhood education.

The event will feature dozens of mid to high-end purses for auction. Proceeds from the event will go to Fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in our community. The Imagination Library, which is already available in 39 counties in the state, provides one free book each month to children from birth to age 5.

Find out more and buy tickets here: www.unitedwaympc.org/potp