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, more than 4,700 children participate in the program, and we've supplied over 156,000 books to Racine County children.
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
Under the Sea Story Time - Racine Public Library - Tuesday, Febrary 19, 10:00 a.m.
Dinosaur Story Time - Waterford Public Library - Monday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.
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