Each year the Friends ask for donations to support their early literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This worldwide initiative has registered more than one million children ages 0 to 5 years old to participate in a program that provides one free book mailed each month to its members. To date, the Friends have registered 340 Wareham children and 106 of them have graduated when they turned 5.
Here is one mother’s comment. One of her children has graduated from the program, but two still participate, including her youngest born in May. Kelly C states:
—My kids absolutely love getting books in the mail every month through the Imagination Library program. Dolly sends out really incredible books: books celebrating diversity, traditions, self acceptance and inclusion, books that take place in a multitude of settings and with many different relationship dynamics explored. I truly can’t express the value of the worlds that the Imagination Library books allow my children to gaze into, especially during such an isolating time in our lives.
We are so pleased to see that this early literacy program is such a great success, and we plan to continue it in 2022. But to do so, we must raise another $25 for each child that is already registered, as well as raise funds for our new registrants. So, please consider sponsoring one or more children.
To do so, make your check to Friends of the WFL along with your name, mailing address, and email to:
Friends of the Wareham Free Library
P.O. Box 735
Wareham, MA 02571