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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

What is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?

 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is...FREE!

 

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

 

There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own...at no cost to you. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! All you have to do is read to your children.

 

Who Is Eligible? Preschool children (birth until their 5th birthday) of Etowah County.

 

What Are My Responsibilities? 1. Be a resident of Etowah County. 2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with United Way of Etowah County's Success By 6). 3. Notify United Way of Etowah County's Success By 6 any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child's address changes, you must contact your friends at Success By 6 in order to continue receiving books. 4. Read with your child.

 

When Will I Receive Books? Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue as long as funds are available until your child turns five or you move out of Etowah County.

 

If your child lives in Etowah County, register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library at United Way of Etowah County - 605 South Fourth Street in Gadsden, Alabama.

 

Sign up your child today!

 

FACTS ABOUT READING AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

• 35% of children arrive at kindergarten unprepared to learn.


• Interaction with his/her environment is a key factor in determining the ease with which a child will learn to read.

 

• The more words a child hears the larger the child's vocabulary.

 

• A 1991 study showed that parents who were given books by their doctors were four times more likely to read and share them with their children.

 

• Reading to your baby encourages the child to associate reading with love and comfort.

 

• The more you talk and read to your baby the quicker the child will learn.

 

• The report of the commission on reading states that “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.

 

• The key to proficiency in reading is to start early. Begin reading to your child the day he/she is born.

 

Questions? Contact Success By 6 at 547-2581 or email to successby6@uwoec.org.

 

2013 Dolly Parton Survey Notes

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