Mission: To increase access to age-appropriate books and promote kindergarten readiness.
Imagination Library of Denver is a local affiliate of the international book program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which launched in Tennessee in 1995.
With 4 volunteers, 1 corporate sponsor Imagination Library of Denver launched in Curtis Park with 30 children we've now reached more than 4 zip codes and have advocated for a statewide program signed by Governor Jared Polis in June 2020.
In five short years together, we have accomplished positive momentum for Imagination Library and helping parents and elected officials understand why it's crucial for children to have books in the home before they start kindergarten - but we lots of work to do to provide books in the home of every child in Denver.
"My son absolutely loves his Dolly Books & I can see them helping to facilitate a love of reading. A recent book, "I Just Want to Say Goodnight' made him jump out of bed with excitement. When he recognized himself in the character and opened up a whole new way to enjoy reading."