Dolly Parton's Imagination Libary is a totally FREE PROGRAM that provides free, monthly books to Ross County children from birth to age 5. Research has proven that an important part of brain development occurs in the first three years of a child's life, and that reading aloud to children from birth increases the literacy skills children need to be successful in school. Reading aloud is important in increasing the number of words children hear in their first three year years of their lives. Research has shown that children who hear more words through reading early in life, have a better vocabulary and better communication skills. The American Association of Pediatrics advises reading early and often, and keeping children away from electronics and screens until after 2 years old.
Click HERE to register your child online or you may call Kathy Murphy at United Way at 740/773-3281 to sign up. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks after sign-up for the first book to arrive.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Ross County promotes early literacy and kindergarten readiness. We host fun, free programs throughout the year. Future events will be posted here and on our upcoming events tab.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is funded by grants from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund for Chillicothe, the Chillicothe Noon Rotary, First Capital Morning Rotary, the Junior Civic League of Chillicothe, South Central Ohio Power and many generous donors throughout Ross County. United Way's investment in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is $16,000.