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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


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Siskiyou Imagination Library Active Registration Report
July 2021


Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Child
Information and Supportive Research

Rolling Stone Gives Inside Look at Imagination Library

Rolling Stone featured Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in an exclusive online article, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the program. In the article, dated March 8, 2021, Rolling Stone reveals how a core team of 15 manages to deliver books to children around the world, aided by thousands of dedicated volunteers and partners.

For a deeper look at the inner workings of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, read the full article on Rollingstone.com.


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

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library– Now Available in Siskiyou county!

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!

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! In our fifth 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


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What parents are saying

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A note from our Executive Director
Karen Pautz, Executive Director

First 5 Siskiyou Children & Families Commission


Wednesday, November 11, 2021

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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Get In Touch

If you would like Dolly Parton Imagination Library bookmarks, information cards, paper registration forms, and other resources to share with others, please let us know!

Telephone: (530) 918-7222

Email: allaboutthekids@first5siskiyou.org

 The data listed to the left, is as of August 5, 2021.