Remember cozying up with a well-worn book, lost in a world of talking animals and brave knights? Turns out, that magical feeling isn’t just wishful thinking – it’s the cornerstone of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and now it’s singing its tune right here in Nevada!
Picture this: every month, a package lands on your doorstep, bursting with the promise of adventure. Inside, nestled like a precious gem, waits a brand-new, age-appropriate book, just for your little one. That’s the magic of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free program gifting books to children from birth to five years old, no matter their family’s income.
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Importance of Reading
But why books? Well, it’s no secret that reading is like superfood for a child’s brain. Let’s dive into the stats:
Smarter tots: Studies show that kids who read regularly score higher on tests, develop stronger vocabularies, and have better memory and comprehension skills. Think of it as giving their little minds a gym workout, pumping up those cognitive muscles!
Happier campers: Reading isn’t just about facts and figures, it’s an emotional roller coaster. Curling up with a good book sparks imagination, reduces stress, and builds empathy. Picture your child giggling at silly rhymes, shedding a tear for a lost puppy, or cheering for a conquering hero – that’s the emotional intelligence boost books bring.
Bonding buddies: Story time isn’t just for solo flights. Snuggling up and reading together builds stronger parent-child connections. Imagine the cozy cuddles, the silly voices, and the animated discussions sparking from shared adventures on the page. It’s quality time in its purest form, and the memories stay with you long after the last chapter is read.
Lifelong learners: Early exposure to books fosters a love of reading that can blossom into a lifelong habit. Think of it as planting a seed of curiosity, one that grows into a thirst for knowledge, exploration, and understanding the world around them.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
That’s where Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library steps in, like a fairy godmother with a bookshelf in her purse. By removing the financial barrier and delivering books directly to homes, the program ensures every child gets a chance to embark on their own literary adventure.
Things To Know
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is only made possible through local partners who help raise the funds for and manage the program in our community.
Only available for ages newborn to five years old.
Books vary by age – each child within an age group receives the same monthly book.
If available in your area, you will be asked to complete Registration online after agreeing to Terms and Conditions and verifying eligibility. (You are also able to print out the registration form to send it if you are eligible.)
Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation noting that your registration is “Pending” with a link to validate your email (don’t forget this step!). Validate your email and then you’ll receive another email to set up a password to activate your account.
Once your registration is approved through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, you can expect your first book to ship within 8 weeks.
Imagination Library Questions
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library website has a ton of resources for frequently asked questions. You can check all of those out by clicking here.
Don’t wait to register!
Have you registered for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, yet? We are huge advocates for reading at home and love building out a library for our little one!
Remember, reading isn’t just about words on a page, it’s about opening doors to endless possibilities. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is putting a book in every hand, a smile on every face, and a song of learning in every Nevada heart.
Let us know what books you’ve gotten so far in the comments below!
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