Experience Liberty Through Literacy Foundation
Working Towards a Brighter Future
A Bit of Background
The Imagination Library is a book gifting program for preschool age children birth to the month of the child’s 5th birthday. To enroll in the program, the children must live in a community that sponsors the Imagination Library.
The program replication strategy is simple; monthly an age appropriate book is mailed directly to the enrolled child's home at no cost to the parent. The books are mailed directly to the child in order to create a sense of excitement and bond with the books. Dolly has a saying, "If books make a child feel special, then the child will feel books are special."
The Dollywood Foundation must partner with a 501c3 not for profit organization such as the United Way, Friends of the Library, Community Foundation or a School District in any community that wishes to become the program Sponsor/Affiliate. The role of the affiliate is to cover the cost of the books (the cost is $25 per child enrolled per year which pays for 12 books and their mailing directly to the child's home, register the children, and to manage the web based book ordering system.
While there can only be one program affiliate covering a community, we encourage the program affiliate to partner with many different types of local business, industry, individuals, and service organizations to assist in program funding and marketing.
Some of our Book Titles
Reinforcing our Commitment
How Books are Selected
One Step at a Time
The Program Benefits
Helping The Community
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”