United Way's Imagination Library provides free, monthly high quality and age/developmentally appropriate books to children from the time they are born until their fifth birthday.
Programs and Services
United Way's Imagination Library is funded 100% locally through donations. The books are all high quality and age/developmentally appropriate. Books are mailed monthly to children's homes, free to the families. Reading is the foundation for all learning, and research shows that a child's brain is 90% development by the time they turn five years old. Having children's books in the home increases their exposure to literacy from an early age as well as positive interaction with parents and other adults in the household. Local research shows that children who receive the Imagination Library books enter kindergarten with significantly better early literacy skills and concepts about print than those who do not receive these books.