Changing lives, one book at a time.
Imagination Library was created in 1996 by famed country singer Dolly Parton to foster a love of reading. All participating children receive free, age-appropriate books through the mail each month, from birth to age five. In 2009, United Way launched the Imagination Library iniative in western Racine County. It was a perfect fit for United Way's early childhood priority of school readiness and children's healthy development.
In 2016, we expanded Imagination Library to all of Racine County. Currently, over 5,000 children participate in the program, and over 191,000 books have been mailed to Racine County children.
Celebrating 10 years
Imagination Library has been providing free books to Racine County children for 10 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are asking for your support in raising $40,000 to help cover the cost of books for our community's children.
Thank you to the following community match sponsors for supporting our 10-year anniversary campaign. Thanks to their support, we are already well on our way to reaching our goal.
For another way to show your support, save the date for A Garden Full of Books, our upcoming fundraiser at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten on Saturday, September 7, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
How it Works
All children through the age of four residing in Racine County are eligible to participate. After registering, the first book, The Little Engine That Could, will take approximately 90 days to arrive at your home. Your child will then receive one quality, age-appropriate book each month until they turn five.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about Imagination Library, or click the box below to register today.
Please notify United Way of Racine County anytime your address changes in order to continue receiving books.
For more information, please contact Joanee Meyerhofer at 262-210-1975.
IMAGINATION LIBRARY GRADUATES
IMAGINATION LIBRARY GRADUATES SCORE HIGHER
- Phonological awareness
- Alphabet knowledge
- Letter sounds
- Concept of Word
- Word recognition
Imagination Library Story Time & Quarterly Newsletter
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