In Broadwater County
About the Program
The Imagination Library is a partnership between the Broadwater County Social Services Committee (BCSSC) and the Dollywood Foundation. Every child who is enrolled in the program receives a free age-appropriate book every month from birth until the age of 5. It is open to any child residing in Broadwater County.
In 2022, a survey was done with parents in Broadwater County with children currently enrolled in the program or recent graduates. The survey showed the program is already making a big impact in the community in just three years by increasing reading time, improving kindergarten readiness, promoting family bonding and fostering a love for reading. The survey respondents indicated:
- 9% felt that the Imagination Library has made a positive impact on their family.
- 8% felt their child’s enthusiasm for books has increased since receiving Imagination Library books.
- 6% felt they spend more time reading to their child as a result of the Imagination Library.
- 5% felt that the Imagination Library has helped their child prepare for kindergarten by improving his/her literacy.
BCSSC is raising funds to continue operating the program. The Dolly Parton Foundation covers the administrative cost of the program while the local organization funds the cost of books, postage and mailing. The local cost is $25/child/year. If you should like to sponsor a child to participate in the program or give a general donation, please complete the form below. BCSSC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. For more information about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library or to enroll, visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/.
Download the Dolly Parton Imagation Library Donation Form