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Source: United Way of Erie County

Free Books for Children Under 5!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not ready to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Erie County and The Erie Community Foundation.

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Erie County. Should the child move outside Erie County, he/she automatically exits the program.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! All you have to do is read to your children.

All families in Erie County with preschool children (from birth to the child’s 5th birthday) are eligible to enroll in the program; however, through strategic community partners and an intentional outreach and marketing plan, at-risk families will be a focus of the effort.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  • Be a resident of Erie County.
  • Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with United Way of Erie County).
  • Notify United Way of Erie County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must contact United Way of Erie County to continue receiving books.
  • Read with your child.

If you would like to enroll a child, please click here to fill out the registration form.