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

  • 18 April
    • Make Parenting A Pleasure 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Make Parenting A Pleasure
      Date: Thu Apr 18
      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: SRESD Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) is a training program that promotes family resilience by bringing parents together to share and normalize their parenting experiences, learn about typical early childhood development and parenting strategies, develop a support network, and learn about other community resources available to them.

      Topics include: 
      Self care 
      Stress 
      Anger management 
      Communication skills 
      Positive discipline 
      Support emotional development
      ...much more!

      Register at https://bit.ly/4bk7y9A

      For questions contact the Shiawassee RESD at 989-725-2581.

  • 24 April
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Literacy Night
      Date: Wed Apr 24
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Literacy night! Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  

      Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the Month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Dinner is served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.  

      Your RSVP allows us to properly plan for your dinner and care needs: https://forms.gle/WiJmwdfhVh9RYKx76

      For questions contact the Shiawassee RESD at 989-725-2581.
  • 25 April
    • Make Parenting A Pleasure 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Make Parenting A Pleasure
      Date: Thu Apr 25
      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: SRESD Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) is a training program that promotes family resilience by bringing parents together to share and normalize their parenting experiences, learn about typical early childhood development and parenting strategies, develop a support network, and learn about other community resources available to them.

      Topics include: 
      Self care 
      Stress 
      Anger management 
      Communication skills 
      Positive discipline 
      Support emotional development
      ...much more!

      Register at https://bit.ly/4bk7y9A

      For questions contact the Shiawassee RESD at 989-725-2581.

  • 2 May
    • Make Parenting A Pleasure 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Make Parenting A Pleasure
      Date: Thu May 2
      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: SRESD Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) is a training program that promotes family resilience by bringing parents together to share and normalize their parenting experiences, learn about typical early childhood development and parenting strategies, develop a support network, and learn about other community resources available to them.

      Topics include: 
      Self care 
      Stress 
      Anger management 
      Communication skills 
      Positive discipline 
      Support emotional development
      ...much more!

      Register at https://bit.ly/4bk7y9A

      For questions contact the Shiawassee RESD at 989-725-2581.

  • 29 May
    • Great Start Family Coalition - Touch A Truck Planning Meeting
      Date: Wed May 29
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Literacy night! Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  

      Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the Month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Dinner is served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.  

      Your RSVP allows us to properly plan for your dinner and care needs: https://forms.gle/WiJmwdfhVh9RYKx76

      For questions contact the Shiawassee RESD at 989-725-2581.
  • 25 September
    • Great Start Family Coalition
      Date: Wed Sep 25
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Literacy night! Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  

      Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the Month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Dinner is served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.  

      Your RSVP allows us to properly plan for your dinner and care needs: https://forms.gle/WiJmwdfhVh9RYKx76

      For questions contact the Shiawassee RESD at 989-725-2581.

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