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Imagination Library in the News

Mother with toddler

Jan. 29, 2018 -- The Dolly Parton Imagination Library supports families with young children in Cleveland Heights and University Heights through its unique book-gifting program. The program was recently featured on News 5 and in The Plain Dealer.
Photo by Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer 
The Imagination Library mails a new, age appropriate, high quality book to registered children each month. The news reports quoted literacy experts, along with program facilitators and parent participants, who all touted the Library's positive effect on children. 
When parents and caregivers read to their children, it exposes them to a larger, more diverse vocabulary and greater variety of sentence structures. Children are exposed to the many “concepts of print” and develop alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness and memory – all essential skills leading to school readiness and future academic success.
Since 1995, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has delivered more than 90 million books to children in more than 2,000 local communities worldwide.

Enrollment forms are available at the elementary building offices, registration office, the Cleveland Heights Community Center, Lee Road and Noble Library branches. You can find more information and/or enroll online at

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