Did you know 61% of low-resource families have no books at home for their children? Our goal is to ensure that every child entering kindergarten has the tools to succeed. United for Literacy is partnering with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to distribute books to 1,350+ Santa Barbara County children under the age of 5.
Educators have emphasized the fact that reading with your preschool child is the single most important activity to prepare a child for school. With this partnership, county children, from the day they are born, can register for the program and receive a book mailed directly to their home every month at no charge until their fifth birthday.
A blue-ribbon committee of early childhood education experts selects the books for the Imagination Library, which includes such beloved classics as The Little Engine That Could®, Spot Goes to the Farm, The Snowy Day, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.
Due to funding constraints, we are no longer accepting new enrollment forms for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. We will continue to support all children currently enrolled in the program until they turn 5 years old.