Dolly Parton Library

Dolly Parton Imagination Library logoLearning to read is a process much like learning to walk or talk — the process begins at birth. United Way has provided a unique opportunity to do something simple and powerful for Ashland County by inspiring parents and care givers to read to their children and it has been an amazing success story!

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]37,903 “Dolly” Books Being Read to Children in Ashland County![/pullquote]

All children, age birth to five years old, residing in Ashland County are eligible to register for the Imagination Library. Once registered, a carefully-selected and age appropriate book arrives at the child’s mailbox every month.   Our goal is to reach 2,000 children in the next five years and give them one of the most important tools they need to succeed in school—the gift of books!

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”14″]1,275 CHILDREN IN ASHLAND COUNTY RECEIVE DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY BOOKS.[/pullquote]

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The cost to support one child each year in this beneficial reading program is $25.00. As part of the agreement with DPIL we can not charge anyone to register. Funding must come from corporate or individual sponsorship. As our registrations continue to increase each month we will continue to seek individual or corporate sponsorship support for “Dolly”. Please consider the “gift to read” for children of Ashland County and sponsor a child today! Call the United Way office at 419-281-5551 or visit our website for sponsorship details.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”14″]740 CHILDREN GRADUATED FROM THE DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY PROGRAM.[/pullquote]

Kids-pic-with-signThank you to the following past and present investors to the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Ashland County; CSI Controls, CSI Water Treatment Systems, Donley Ford LINCOLN of Ashland, FirstEnergy Foundation, Huntington Bank, Kiwanis, Lake Erie Frozen Foods, Ohio Electric Control, Pentair, Packaging Corporation of America, PNC Foundation, Samaritan Regional Health System, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., Step2 and Town & Country Co-Op.