Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is now available in Shiawassee County! Great Start Shiawassee's partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will provide a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five.

Created in 1995, The Dollywood Foundation launched Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to inspire a love of reading and learning in children. Dolly wanted to share her life and legacy as an inspiration to all children to "Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More."

If you have a child from 0-5 years old, living in Shiawassee County register them for free monthly books by clicking here. 

How It Works

Books

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across the world. The Imagination Library books are specially-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality books that are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five. These books are personalized with the child's name and mailed directly to the child's home to create a gifting experience that makes books exciting and shows the child someone is thinking of them.

Information on book selection.

These materials are funded through a grant provided by the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential.

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Join Us

  • 24 September
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
      Date: Tue Sep 24
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner being served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 29 October
    • Halloween Fun Night - Great Start Family Coalition Meeting
      Date: Tue Oct 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner being served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 26 November
    • Parent Cafe - Great Start Family Coalition
      Date: Tue Nov 26
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents. Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 28 January
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
      Date: Tue Jan 28
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents. Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner being served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 25 February
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
      Date: Tue Feb 25
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents. Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 25 March
    • Literacy Night - Great Start Family Coalition Meeting
      Date: Tue Mar 25
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 29 April
    • Parent Cafe - Great Start Family Coalition Meeting
      Date: Tue Apr 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.

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