Yamhill County Imagination Library

What is Imagination Library

It’s an international program that launched in Yamhill County in 2013, and is sponsored by the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES). Families who live in Yamhill County can sign up their children, ages 0-5, and each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in their child’s name directly to their home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to families.

Who is eligible?

Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Yamhill County.

This sounds too good to be true! Is it really free?

This is a FREE program for Yamhill County families. There is no catch. There will never be any cost to you. There is no advertising. Your information will not be shared with anyone for any purpose.

How is this possible?

The Dollywood Foundation manages the selection, pricing and distribution of books, and YES raises money to cover the cost of $25 per child per year through fundraising events, grants, sponsorships and donations. If you are interested in supporting a young reader, individual and corporate sponsorships are an important part of our fundraising efforts.

How do I register?

You can register online or contact YES if you would prefer a paper enrollment form.

When will I receive my first books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will start arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Yamhill County. Please contact YES if you change addresses or have any questions or concerns?

Anything else I need to do?

Read with your children at least 15 minutes every day! Reading with young children is proven to make a big difference to their future success.

SUPPORT CHILDREN IN YAMHILL COUNTY

Yamhill County Imagination Library is a program that provides support to every family in community with children under the age of five and helps establish reading routines, create home libraries, and prepare children for future academic success. If we reach our enrollment goal of 3,000 in 2018 it will cost approximately $75,000 in book fees alone. You can make a financial contribution as an individual or through a foundation or business/corporate sponsorship.

Become an Individual Donor

For only $25, a child will receive books for a year. For $150, a child will receive books from birth to age five. You can also give the gift of reading! If someone inspired your love of reading, you can now make a donation in their name. We’ll send them an email or written confirmation notifying them of your gift.

Become a Business or Foundation Sponsor

Your support is an investment in the children – and the future – of Yamhill County. Please consider sponsoring this critical program to provide a steady stream of high-quality books to the children in our community and ensure they will be better prepared to start school ready to learn.

Click here to find out more about sponsorship levels. We would be happy to come and share more about the program with your organization. Please contact Sarah Lessen at info@yamhillenrichmentsociety.org or call 503-883-9654.

THANK YOU, SPONSORS! We couldn’t do this with out you…

LITERARY AGENT ($5,000 and above)
The Oregon Community Foundation
Yamhill Community Care Organization (Yamhill CCO)

 

HEAD LIBRARIAN ($2,500 to $4,999)

STORY TELLER ($1,000 to $2,499)

READING BUDDY ($500 to $999)