we don't just give, we engage!
First Library, the first and only fully operational Imagination Library affiliate in New Jersey, provides a free, brand new, age-appropriate book each month to every child, under the age of 5, registered in their literacy program, free of charge. The annual cost of $40.00 per child is supported through the generosity of personal and corporate donations.
First Library will soon be offering first time mothers in need the free clothing and educational toys (plus the free First Library program books or other books)program through its new upcoming online First Library Plus Shop.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (imginationlibrary.com) is all about inspiration and imagination. Ms. Parton created the program so that every preschool child in her home of Sevier County, Tennessee, would have their own library of books that would encourage in them a love of reading and learning. Each child, regardless of gender, race or income, registered in the Imagination Library program received a book each month until the age of five, paid for by Ms. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation. The program was so successful and generated so much interest from across the country that Dolly decided to offer her Imagination Library for replication in any community that was able support it through a sponsored affiliate program.
Affiliates promote, register, manage, and pay all book, mailing and program costs. The Dollywood Foundation manages the book selection and delivery database system.