Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Free Books for our Kids: Dolly’s Imagination Library and the Ferst Foundation

You know there aren’t many things in life that are free. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can get free books for your little ones! (Or if you get really crazy you can donate to help others get free books, too!) You say, What?! There must be a catch. I thought the same thing!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works to provide books for kids. Children from birth to age five can enroll to receive a book each month. No questions asked.

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In Georgia, the Ferst Foundation is partnered with Dolly’s Imagination Library to provide books to children in many counties. We were introduced to Dolly’s library and the Ferst Foundation through Georgia PINES, an organization for kids with hearing and/or vision loss. They have been awesome for us! We actually don’t have the Imagination Library in our county, but we enrolled Blair through Georgia PINES and have been getting books for well over a year now.

We have gotten some really good books. They are high quality books, and many of them are classics.

ferst foundation  (6)We love Llama Llama! Read to Tiger is really cute too.

ferst foundation  (1)One of mommy’s favorites. Probably has something to do with my love for Spain….

ferst foundation  (2)The books are printed especially for the program, so they all have a picture of Dolly Parton on them. Blair says, “There’s Miss Dolly!”

Dolly’s Imagination Library program extends nationwide and to Canada, so check to see if you can enroll your little ones! Or, you can donate to support the program or start a program in your area! Georgia has an especially huge program with Dolly’s library, as does Tennessee. Georgia folks can check the here to see if you are in an area served, or anyone can check the Imagination Library registration page to see if there is a program in your area.  If not, they will give you information on how to start one! (FYI: Child registration closes the first of the month for book mailings, so if it’s closed check back.)

Thank you Dolly and the Ferst Foundation!