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IMAGINATION LIBRARY

FREE books for children ages birth to five years who are residents of Yamhill County.

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IMAGINE!

When a child has access to books their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. They are better prepared for school and better prepared for life. In fact, research shows that the number of books in a child’s home is significantly linked to reading scores. The more books, the better the score.

Yamhill County Imagination Library (YCIL) wants all of Yamhill County children to have a steady source of high-quality books to help families establish reading routines, create home libraries and prepare children for future academic success.

Find out more by enrolling a child or becoming a sponsor.

Our kids are so excited when their books arrive… their eyes light up just like when we read the stories together.

MARIA G., McMINNVILLE

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library logo with Dolly Parton reading to four children

Yamhill County Imagination Library (YCIL) is the result of a partnership between YES and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Through the program, books are mailed in the child’s name directly to their home from birth to age 5 at absolutely NO COST to the family.

Themes of the books include: love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people; promotion of self-esteem and confidence. The books also include a book sharing guide on the inside flap to help increase interaction between caregivers and children during book time. YCIL could help every family in Yamhill County build a home library of as many as 60 books and spend quality time together.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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Transforming the lives of Yamhill County children through literacy and music enrichment.
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YAMHILL ENRICHMENT SOCIETY

638 NE Fifth Street | McMinnville, OR 97128
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