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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library-Benzie

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 Imaginagion Library LogoDolly 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. 

Beginning March 2nd, families living in either the Benzie County Central or Frankfort-Elberta school district will be able to register their children age birth to 4 years & 10 months for the program.  Kick-off events will be happening at the county libraries and 5toOne playgroups.  Registrations will be completed at these events or parents may go online to www.imaginationlibrary.com and search Benzie County under the Affiliate Locator.

Dolly 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.

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. 

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    

For information on the Benzie County kick-off events in March and April, go to the Advocates for Benzie County website https://advocatesforbenziecounty.org/

For more information, please call the Library at 231-378-2716.

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REGISTRATION / KICKOFF:
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12—1:30 PM

Betsie Valley District Library

14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville
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Families are invited to register their children to receive FREE books from birth to age 5!
In partnership with The Dollywood Foundation.
Enjoy a Dr. Seuss Story Hour!
We’ll read Dr. Seuss favorites!

Enjoy a fun craft!
Register!
Info: 231-378-2716 or
visit www.betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org

Oh’ll the places you’ll go, when you read a
a great book!

 In partnership with The Dollywood Foundation.

FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN,
BIRTH-AGE 5: ​Child must be living in either the Frankfort-Elberta or Benzie County Central School Districts. In partnership with The Dollywood Foundation.

Imagination Library event flyer

Upcoming Events
Community Art Project Feb 23, 2019 12:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Kids Fun Day Carnival Mar 09, 2019 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Mills Community House, Upper Level Benzonia Public Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Mar 12, 2019 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Read with Chaz the St. Bernard! Mar 20, 2019 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Kickoff Event/ Dr. Seuss Story Hour Mar 23, 2019 12:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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