Dolly Parton Imagination Library Establishes Local Affiliation

Dolly Parton Imagination Library Establishes Local Affiliation

The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley and R4K ~ Ready for Kindergarten “A Birth to School Program,” announced today they are partnering to bring the internationally renowned “Dolly Parton Imagination Library” to our region.

Every child enrolled in the Imagination Library program receives high-quality, age-appropriate books in the mail – one book per month until a child’s fifth birthday – at no cost to families.

Roxanne Mutchler and John Reale, Co-Chairs of the Genesis Group Literacy Education Program, said “we are honored to create a new partnership with R4K and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to put more books into the hands of underserved children. By supporting Imagination Library in Oneida and Herkimer counties, we can work together to help create a culture of reading for all children across the state.”

Robin Robinson, President of the R4K Program said, “children who are read to early in life are better prepared for learning and school. The gift of literacy inspires children to love language and books while supporting parent’s positive interactions with their children. Partnering with school districts and the community foster’s our children’s success.”

Lauren Wirt, Regional Director of the Dollywood Foundation said, “

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the world’s preeminent early childhood book gifting program. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.7 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five.

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