We welcome all children under the age of five to enroll in this program. There is no better time to start reading to a child than now. The Charlotte County Imagination Library is excited to be able to offer this service to the children and parents of our community!
The Charlotte County Imagination Library was launched in 2011 by local salon and spa business owner Shawn Gilstad of The Purple House Salon. Growing up in Tennessee, Shawn had seen firsthand what a difference the gift of literacy could mean for the children of a community. Shawn’s vision of bringing the gift of literacy to Charlotte County children required that he partner with an established 501(c)3 Non-Profit. Shawn joined forces with Sherrie Moody of the Charlotte Players, the oldest 501(c)3 in Charlotte County and a great partnership was formed.
Our program is run by local educators, business owners and community supporters and is funded by local business sponsors and community donations.
A world of enchanting stories and limitless imagination awaits your child. By registering your little one with the Imagination Library, they will receive a free book every month, fostering a lifelong love for reading and unlocking a magical realm of adventures.
By donating to the Imagination Library, you can help provide free books to children, paving the way for a brighter future. Together, let's fuel the joy of reading and create a world where every child has access to the transformative power of books.
Parents register their children by completing a simple form online in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by going to www.imaginationlibrary.com.
Approximately 2 months after registration, the first book arrives in the mail, from the Dollywood Foundation in a clear plastic wrapper so it is immediately recognizable.
A new book arrives in the mail free of charge to the family every single month until the child’s fifth birthday.
Your one-year sponsorship will provide a Charlotte County pre-school child with 12 free, age-appropriate books. A book will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to the child’s home each month. Your “sponsorship fee” is tax-deductible. Contact us today to learn more!
The Charlotte County Imagination Library is available to all children from birth until their fifth birthday. These children living in Charlotte County are encouraged to register.
Remember, enrollment in this program is absolutely free. The only information necessary to register is the child’s name, birth date, the parent’s name, a phone number, mailing address and email address.
Once a child is registered, the first book will arrive in 8-12 weeks. If you have any questions about registration, please contact us!