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Supporting Children's Literacy in SC

Welcome to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

Congratulations!  Signing up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library through My First Books South Carolina is the first step to helping your child develop the literacy skills needed to be successful in school. Now that your child is enrolled, here are a few things you can expect: Each month in the mail, your child will receive…
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February Reading Tracker Now Available!

Love reading?  You’ll love keeping track of how often you read with this Valentine’s Day-inspired tracker. Click on the link below to download and print the tracker, then simply color a Valentine’s heart every day you read at least 15 minutes with your child. Reading with your child just 15 minutes a day exposes them to…
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Best Books When You’re Almost 5

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a new, age-appropriate books to a child every month until their 5th birthday.  For children born in 2012, but haven’t yet turned 5, they can expect to receive some of these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, containing the following age-appropriate characteristics: School preparation and readiness Use rebus (pictures…
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Best Books for 4-Year-Olds

Your 4-year-old’s language skills are expanding so quickly! In addition to speaking more complex sentences, they are beginning to associate specific letters with sounds.  To nuture their love of reading, these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain the following age-appropriate characteristics: School preparation and readiness Use rebus (pictures used for words) Science – non-fiction Folk…
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Best Books for 3-Year-Olds

Your 3-year-old’s little brain is amazing! They can now listen to and understand conversations, stories, songs and poems.  They even understand that the letters in books are telling readers what to say!  The Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain the following age-appropriate characteristics to foster your 3-year-old’s language skills and imagination: More…
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Almost 60k Books Sent!

Almost 60,000 books sent to children in South Carolina!  Imagine if each book was read for just 15 minutes. That’s a combined total of 892,140 minutes or 620 days of reading!!

Best Books for 2-Year-Olds

By now, your 2-year-old can sing the ABCs and even pretends to read. Laying the foundation for reading and writing, these Blue Ribbon books have been hand-selected by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library literacy experts for containing characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including: Wordless books – build your own story (reader and child) Values and character Issues…
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Best Books for 1-Year-Olds

Your 1-year-old may not be able to read just yet, but their brain is rapidly developing.  To help your child develop the literacy and language skills needed to be successful later in life, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Blue Ribbon books contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including: Repetition and predictability – generate language Motor skills…
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Best Books for Infants

At birth, an infant’s brain is developing rapidly and the experiences we provide encourage brain connections that increase lifelong literacy and language skills.  To develop these skills in infants, Blue Ribbon books selected by the literacy experts at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including: Vision – bright, big, colorful Touch…
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56,934 books and counting!

With our final 2016 book mailing in December, we have sent 56,934 books to children throughout South Carolina. If we lined the books up end to end, the line would be almost 10 miles long!