November Book Reviews

Fall is here and more of Dolly’s book picks are being sent to mailboxes near you! Here are mini-reviews for a modern classic that will be sent to little readers (Group 2–born in 2021) and a new winter tale that will be sent to preschoolers (Group 5–born in 2018) which is sure to delight! Goodnight,Continue reading “November Book Reviews”

Imagination Library Expands to New Zip Code 76708

Imagination Library of Waco is pleased to announce the expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to a sixth Waco-area zip code, 76708. The expansion allows all children in 76708 to receive one free children’s book per month from birth until their fifth birthday. Imagination Library of Waco expects to enroll 289 children from the newContinue reading “Imagination Library Expands to New Zip Code 76708”

September Book Reviews

It’s nearly fall and more books will be arriving in mailboxes soon! Teamwork and perseverance are themes in both of the books this month reviewed by Amanda Urabe for Imagination Library of Waco. Brick by Brickby Heidi Woodward Sheffield Papi labors hard in the hot sun as a bricklayer every day while Luis goes toContinue reading “September Book Reviews”

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”


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