Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nation-wide book gifting and literacy promotion program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5 years,
no matter their family’s income.

Supportive Research

Research shows that early reading experiences not only provide healthy together time for parents and children, but also offer many lifelong benefits including increased vocabulary, curiosity, and memory; positive associations with books and reading; opportunities to build listening skills;
and a foundation for scholastic success.

Good Reading Habits

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.”
-National Commission on Reading

About Siskiyou Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

In 2017, First 5 Siskiyou established a partnership between Dolly Parton’s Foundation and local Delta Kappa Gamma – Gamma Nu Chapter and the Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative to bring this important program to Siskiyou County. To date, a total of 1,754 Siskiyou children, from birth to age 5, have received monthly books mailed directly to their home. In the words of Dolly Parton “you can never have enough books in enough children’s hands”. Won’t you join us by sponsoring a child today? Learn more …

Our goal

Our goal is to ensure all of the children in Siskiyou, from birth to age five, have access to books, are inspired to love to read, and have every opportunity to succeed! As we approach the beginning of our fourth year, we want to thank all of our past and future donors for their important part in the success of the Siskiyou Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Please consider sponsoring a Siskiyou County child, or children, for this valuable resource. A $25.00 donation will provide one year of books for one child — that’s 12 books! Your generous gift is tax deductible. 100% of all donations go toward the cost of the books. Thank you for helping children launch their life with a love of reading in their early years that is a lifelong lasting gift on so many levels!

With much gratitude,

Dr. Glee Brooks, Chair of Siskiyou Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Michelle O’Gorman, Executive Director
Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, 501(c)(3) partner, Tax ID #68-0191354

Karen Pautz, Executive Director
First 5 Siskiyou Children & Families Commission


“Goodnight With Dolly” will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of
Imagination Library books, all carefully chosen for their appropriate content
at this moment in time…. each week for 10 weeks beginning April 2nd!

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Our Executive Director

“Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available in Siskiyou County thanks to the partnership of Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, First 5 Siskiyou, and generous local donors and sponsors!”
Karen Pautz, Executive Director

First 5 Siskiyou Children & Families Commission


Wednesday, February 12

Early Childhood Literacy Event

Thursday,February 20

Early Childhood Literacy Event

Wednesday, November 11

Read Across Siskiyou


What Parents are Saying

“Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a blessing to my family. It not only lets my kids bond by reading to each other, my 3-year old son looks forward to the mail each month! I want to say thank you, Amanda Linse and family

“My 4-year old daughter, Penny, loves Imagination Library! Everyday when we get the mail, she excitedly looks for her next new book, and when it comes we unwrap it & read & read & read it! — and then she reads it back! Now her 17-mo. old brother also receives books — and we have even more excitement and reading!
Thank you so much! ~ Kelli Nichols

Shown above are participants in the effort to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Siskiyou County; from left to right: Jean Warrick, Jarman Mudd, Linda Wallace, Cathie Lynch, Karen Pautz, Glee Brooks, Barbara Ward, and Dana Dillon. Not pictured: Judy Miller.

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Telephone: (530) 918-7222



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