United Way of Central Illinois is proud to partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to bring new, free books to preschool age children in Sangamon and Menard Counties. Since Launching the program, United Way has provided more than 169,752 free books to children in Sangamon and Menard Counties.
Children who are registered for the program will receive an age appropriate book in the mail from birth until their fifth birthday. By age five, children can end up with a 60 volume set of books and more importantly a jump start on lifelong learning. The only criteria for eligibility is a child’s age and place of residence, (they must live in Sangamon County, PORTA School District or Athens (62613).)
The program’s objective is to foster a love of reading for children and encourage parents to read with them. There is no cost or obligation to families who want to participate.