Dolly Parton's Imagination Library-Benzie
This wonderful program is now available to families living in either the
Benzie County Central or
Frankfort-Elberta school districts.
Children age birth to 4 years & 10 months
are eligible for the program.
Parents may register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com and search Benzie County under the Affiliate Locator.
While this is a free program for
families that register their children,
start-up funding for
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library-Benzie County was provided by the following organizations:
Rotary District 6290
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
Frankfort Rotary Club
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Missions Projects
Studies have shown that children who participate in the Imagination Library and whose parents read to them daily from birth have higher kindergarten readiness skills in language and math. Furthermore, these children have higher scores in reading development in second grade.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program that provides free, high-quality books mailed monthly to a child from birth to his/her 5th birthday. This program is open to all children, regardless of their family’s income. There is no cost to parents who enroll their children.
Dolly Parton began the Imagination Library in 1995 because she 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. Today, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends more than one million books per month to children around the world inspiring them to Dream More, Learn More, Care More, and Be More.