FAQS

You have questions. We have answers. Check out our FAQ to learn more about the Imagination Library of Colorado and how we are putting more books in the hands of children across Colorado.

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WHY DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the only program of its kind that is open to all children, regardless of their parents’ socioeconomic status. With a 25-year track record of providing children with dynamic, high-quality books, they are the perfect partner to bring more books into the homes of children across Colorado.

WHY NOT USE A PROGRAM THAT DELIVERS BOOKS DIGITALLY TO CHILDREN?

Not all children have digital or internet access in their homes. In Colorado, almost 70,000 children don't have access to the internet. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library ensures children are receiving a new book every month regardless of their access to the internet or their family’s ability to travel to their local library.

WILL THIS PROGRAM MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY?

Tennessee was the first adopter of this statewide model. In a 2014 study, researchers found that Tennessee children who participated in the program scored significantly higher on their Kindergarten Literacy Assessment and this trend continued through third grade. Parents whose children participated in the program also reported reading more together as a family than those whose children were not Imagination Library participants. If you would like more information on available research to share with your community, please contact us at Sara@ImaginationLibraryDenver.org

WILL THESE FUNDS BE AVAILABLE TO COUNTIES THAT USE OTHER READING PROGRAMS INSTEAD OF DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY?

These funds are only for partners of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We would love to learn more about your work to improve literacy in your community and chat about how you could become a partner of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. To start this conversation, please reach out to us at info@imaginationlibrarycolorado.org.

IS THIS FUNDING MATCH AVAILABLE TO ALREADY EXISTING PARTNERS OF DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY?

Yes, please contact us at info@imaginationlibrarycolorado.org to discuss our Memorandum of Agreement.

IS THIS MODEL SUSTAINABLE?

Yes, by working with funding from the state of Colorado, private donors and county partners, the Imagination Library of Colorado will be able to ensure that children across Colorado can enroll in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for years to come.

DOES THE MATCH COVER ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AS WELL AS BOOKS?

No, this match is only for books for eligible children from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. If you have administrative concerns, please contact us at info@imaginationlibrarycolorado.org, so we can discuss how the Imagination Library of Colorado could help.

ARE YOU USING DATA TO TARGET THE MOST AT-RISK CHILDREN & COUNTIES?

What sets Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library apart is that it is open to all children regardless of their income level. This gives children the opportunity to build a bridge with one another through shared learning experiences. We want to ensure that this program is available to all children, and we are working to ensure our most at-risk communities are aware of this program and able to enroll.

DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY LOGIC MODEL

 
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