August Book Reviews

Summer continues and so do the great book selections from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Amanda Urabe, with the Imagination Library of Waco, has written reviews for a couple of the books that will be arriving in mailboxes this August. Wonder Walkersby Micha Archer Two children take a “wonder walk” in this gem of a book.Continue reading “August Book Reviews”

July Book Reviews

Dolly’s Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee always has some great book choices! Amanda Urabe, with Imagination Library of Waco, has written some mini-reviews of a few of the books being mailed out this month. One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! by John Micklos Jr. and illustrated by Clive McFarland A young boy enjoys playingContinue reading “July Book Reviews”

Early Literacy Tips

by Amanda Urabe Literacy is defined most simply as “the ability to read and write.” Here are some little things you can do with your young child to begin the path of literacy. Read together. Emilie Buchwald, award-winning children’s book author said “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” It’s never tooContinue reading “Early Literacy Tips”

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”


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