June Book Reviews

Dolly’s Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee picked some great books to kick off summer! Amanda Urabe with Imagination Library of Waco is here to give us book reviews on two books arriving in mailboxes during June. Squeak! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and illustrated by Kate Harvey McGee In this delightful tale, animals near and farContinue reading “June Book Reviews”

Podcast: Get to Know Imagination Library of Waco

Recently, Imagination Library of Waco was invited onto the “Know Waco” podcast where President, Noelle Baker, shared Dolly Parton’s vision for inspiring a love of reading and learning and how the program is growing here in Waco. Check out the episode in the player below or any platform you get your podcasts. Enjoy!

Imagination Library of Waco To Host Volunteer Interest Meeting

Imagination Library of Waco will host a Volunteer Interest meeting for those who would like to help promote the cause of literacy and early childhood education in our community. The organization has a need for people who would like to contribute in a variety of ways. There are meaningful opportunities to participate in community events,Continue reading “Imagination Library of Waco To Host Volunteer Interest Meeting”

Imagination Library of Waco Growth Off to Good Start

Just six months after launching, Imagination Library of Waco’s enrollment has grown to over 470 children, making it the 12th largest affiliate in the state of Texas. The community of young readers is comprised of children from five of McLennan Counties eligible zip codes; however, Imagination Library of Waco expects to open additional zip codesContinue reading “Imagination Library of Waco Growth Off to Good Start”

Imagination Library Participates in Waco ISD’s Pre-K Roundup

Waco, TX – On Saturday, April 24, Waco ISD held its annual registration event for the Pre-Kindergarten program at the Waco ISD Stadium, and Imagination Library of Waco was proud to be a part of an event providing opportunities for learning and literacy to Waco’s youngest residents. Officials expected close to 350 children to beContinue reading “Imagination Library Participates in Waco ISD’s Pre-K Roundup”

Support Imagination Library of Waco While Shopping on Amazon

WACO, TEXAS, December 23, 2020 – Are you a regular Amazon shopper? If so, you can support Imagination Library of Waco while doing your normal shopping. Amazon’s charitable giving program, called AmazonSmile, allows customers to select a charitable organization to support. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchaseContinue reading “Support Imagination Library of Waco While Shopping on Amazon”

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Launches in Waco, Texas

WACO, TEXAS, December 12, 2020 – Today, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free book-gifting program for children from birth until their 5th birthday, launched in Waco, Texas through affiliate partner, Imagination Library of Waco. The program allows parents living in eligible zip codes to enroll their children to receive one age-appropriate book per month untilContinue reading “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Launches in Waco, Texas”

Upcoming: Live Premier of “The Library That Dolly Built”

LIVE PREMIERE OF DOLLY PARTON’STHE LIBRARY THAT DOLLY BUILT Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dreams Come True EXCLUSIVELY VIA FACEBOOK LIVEWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 IN CONVERSATION WITH, AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY, PARTON DURING THIS FREE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY LIVESTREAM EVENTDolly Parton’s Imagination Library Celebrates 25 th Anniversary with 150 Millionth Book WACO, TEXAS: DECEMBER 3, 2020Continue reading “Upcoming: Live Premier of “The Library That Dolly Built””

The 2020 Book Selections

Each year, the esteemed Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee, a specially selected panel of early childhood literacy experts, is responsible for reviewing hundreds of potential titles for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development.Continue reading “The 2020 Book Selections”