Reading to your child from birth is one of the most important activities you can do to ensure he or she is prepared for school and also prepared for life, research tells us. Sharing reading time not only helps introduce your baby to language but also aids in proper brain development and assists in strengthening your bond as parent and child.



That is why the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County is so pleased to serve as our local champion for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Children from birth to their fifth birthday can be enrolled in the program as long as their parent/guardian lives in Onondaga County, New York. After registering (the first book takes about six to eight weeks to arrive at your home) the child will receive a new, age-appropriate, book sent to them at their home each month until their fifth birthday. The program is offered to families at no cost.

Learn more about Imagination Library, Click here for FAQs.

Watch Video: “How One of Our Imagination Library Baby’s Discovers Reading.”

Read Le Moyne College’s Press Release: “Research on Imagination Library Program Led by Le Moyne Professors Illustrates Effectiveness in Preparing Students For Kindergarten.”

Read P-S Editorial: “Open Imagination Library to all Onondaga County children.”

Read Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s: “Bright Spot on Syracuse, New York.”

See full listing of 2018 Imagination Library Book Selections.

Check out Vroom, a platform for learning and sharing between parents, educators, grandparents, and individuals who have small children, aged zero to five. Learn more about brain-building at and download the FREE Daily Vroom app today.

See free Activity Sheets from some of your favorite Imagination Library books!

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Kimberly Kemp