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102 Million Free Books Mailed As Of March 2018

102 Million Free Books Mailed As Of March 2018

In March, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,194,560 books. The total number of free books mailed as of March 2018, is 102,091,976!

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“The Little Gardener”
By Jan Gerardi

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “The Little Gardener” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch First Focus Faces” – 2/3/18
USA – “The Little Gardener” – 3/20/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Littles And How They Grow”
By Kelly DiPucchio & Illustrated By AG Ford

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Goodnight Spaceman” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Littles And How They Grow” – 3/15/18
United Kingdom – “Spot Bakes A Cake” – 2/3/18
USA – “Littles And How They Grow” – 3/19/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“The Hueys in What’s the Opposite?”
By Oliver Jeffers

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Rascal Takes Off” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Bedtime Yarns” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “My World, Your World” – 2/3/18
USA – “The Hueys in What’s the Opposite?” – 3/16/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Pretend”
By Jennifer Plecas

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “How big is too small?” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Secret Life of Squirrels” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Chapatti Moon” – 2/3/18
USA – “Pretend” – 3/12/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Pup and Bear”
By Kate Banks & Illustrated By Naoko Stoop

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Stickybeak” – 1/3/18
Canada – “Pup and Bear” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “This is Not a Fairy Tale” – 2/3/18
USA – “Pup and Bear” – 3/5/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Violet the Pilot”
By Steve Breen

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Jesse” – 1/3/18
Canada – “Violet the Pilot” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Eric!” – 2/3/18
USA – “Violet the Pilot” – 3/1/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 15/3/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 2/3/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 15/3/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 2/3/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/2/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Celebrating 10 Years Of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library In The United Kingdom

Celebrating 10 Years Of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library In The United Kingdom

10th Birthday Conference Set For 29 June In Doncaster!

Join the Dollywood Foundation for our 10th Birthday Conference celebrating 10 years of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the UK. Our theme is ‘Inform, Inspire, Celebrate’! We’ll start on the evening of Thursday 28 June for an optional evening event. The Thursday night activities are included in the ticket cost. The evening features an Imagination Library author, a buffet, a welcome drink and networking opportunities.

The main conference is from 9:00 – 5:00 on Friday, 29 June, at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. Highlights include an introduction from Ed Miliband MP, and presentations from USA-based Theresa Carl. Theresa will tell us how she manages the Governors Books From Birth initiative that provides Imagination Library books to more than 282,000 children a month across Tennessee. We’ll hear from our largest UK affiliate, Stephanie Douglas, Head of Early Years, Doncaster Council, on the value of the Imagination Library in Doncaster. Other celebrated speakers include Charlotte Hacking from CLPE and Ginny Lunn CEO of Beanstalk. Interactive workshops, led by our partners, will explore fundraising, communications, social media, the book-selection process and how to add value to our books.

Author/illustrator Sophy Henn will join us on Friday! Sophy will share her creative inspirations for creating such fabulous books such as “Pom Pom Gets the Grumps” and “Edie.” Sophy has supported Dolly’s Library for several years, and we are looking forward to her visit during the conference.

To celebrate this 10-year milestone, we welcome affiliates, partners and supporters to the event to celebrate your achievements in mailing so many books. This event will inspire you to grow your Imagination Library. You’ll receive valuable information on the latest research and good practices!

10th Birthday Conference

Friday, 29 June from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Keepmoat Stadium
Stadium Way
Doncaster
DN4 5JW
United Kingdom

Tickets cost £55 and are available online.

Affiliates, please email info@imaginationlibrary.co.uk to receive the discount code. Follow us on Twitter @TeamDollyUK and #DPIL18

 

More About Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn lives and works in Sussex, England. She studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London-based career as an Art Director in advertising, then completed an MA at the University of Brighton in Illustration. Now she writes and illustrates children’s books in her studio. In 2015 and 2016, Sophy served as the World Book Day Illustrator.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book Dedicated To Library Of Congress, New Story Time Announced

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book Dedicated To Library Of Congress, New Story Time Announced

Library of Congress and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Announce New Story Time Events During The 100 Millionth Imagination Library Book Dedication To The Library Of Congress Collection

Today Dolly Parton joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for the dedication of her Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress collection. Dolly dedicated a special edition of her book, “Coat of Many Colors” to the world’s largest library. This honor is a monumental milestone for the program now in its 22nd year. Dolly said,

“I always like to say that 100 million books have led to 100 million stories. I am so honored that our little program has now grown to such a point that we can partner with the Library of Congress to bring even more stories to children across the country.”

From its infancy in Sevier County, Tennessee, to the largest children’s literacy program in the world, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has inspired millions of children around the globe to love reading. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said,

“Dolly Parton’s work through her Imagination Library is awe-inspiring. They have counted the number of books given away – 100 million, but there is no way to truly quantify the impact this program has had on developing young readers across America and in other parts of the world. This is an extraordinary gift to humankind.”

Story Time Events For Young Readers

The two also announced a new Library of Congress story time for young readers. On the last Friday of each month starting in March and running through August a special story time will be held at the Library of Congress. The Library will host story time in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building. These events will be live streamed so children and parents can join the fun online. Each story time will feature a reading of a book for readers up to age 5, music and special guests. Hayden commented,

“The Library of Congress shares this passion for developing young readers and I am so pleased to announce these cooperative programs, which will provide an opportunity for children anywhere to connect with a fun, engaging reading experience.”

Monthly Story Time Details

The story times will take place the last Friday of each month for six months in March through August at 10:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE. The events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The programs will also be live streamed on the Library’s Facebook page and its YouTube channel (with captions).

 

About The Library Of Congress

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit to loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

Dolly Parton To Dedicate Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book To Library Of Congress

Dolly Parton To Dedicate Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book To Library Of Congress

Dolly Parton will dedicate her Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. Eastern.

On Feb. 27, Dolly Parton will join Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for a very special dedication of the Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress collection. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live on both YouTube and Facebook. Viewers can also expect to hear about an exciting collaboration between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Library of Congress.

Celebration Event

The Book Lady is all set for her trip to the nation’s capital. Of her many successes, awards and personal achievements, this day will be one Dolly will treasure forever alongside many of the people who help make the Imagination Library possible. The once small program inspired by Dolly’s father will now have its own place in the world’s largest library. Dolly said,

“I’m really looking forward to dedicating my Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress. It’s a big honor and one that I’m so very proud to share with the many special partners and local affiliates who have helped make this day possible. Together we can all Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More.”

Dignitaries, partners of the Imagination Library and many others will be on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. In addition to presenting the 100 Millionth Book, Dolly is expected to read a very special book to a group of local school children who will be part of the celebration.

100 Millionth Live Stream Event

100 Millionth Book Milestone

Since launching in 1996, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has celebrated many milestones. Some of which include mailing the 25 millionth book (2010), Best Practices award from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards (2014) and the 1 Million A Month Milestone (2016). The excitement around this next accomplishment has been building for months as the program prepares to mail it’s 100 millionth book. Reaching the 100 Millionth Book Milestone is a true testament to the dedication of many, many people who work to “put more books in the hands of more children.”

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright
Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

Affiliate Spotlight – DC Public Library

Affiliate Spotlight – DC Public Library

Over 28,000 children receive free books in Washington, D.C., and counting!

Each month, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails free high-quality and age-appropriate books to more than 28,000 children in the DC community. The DC Public Library’s partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library ensures all District children can have a great selection of books at home.

DC Councilmember Charles Allen was first introduced to the program when visiting family in Tennessee. The story goes that while visiting his brother in Tennessee, Councilman Allen saw how excited his niece (two-years-old at the time) was to receive her Imagination Library book in the mail and the enjoyment their family had reading together. He was intrigued by the program and its potential in his hometown. After learning more about how the organization worked, he went back to DC and built support with the council and mayor to help bring the Imagination Library to all children the nation’s capital.

On Feb. 4, 2016, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched district-wide in Washington, D.C. Councilmember Allen joined Mayor Muriel Bowser for the exciting launch day activities. In addition, the Book Lady, Dolly Parton sent a special welcome aboard message to everyone involved.

Program Growth

The DC Public Library positioned Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library as the cornerstone of their DC Books from Birth initiative, incorporating Sing, Talk and Read (STAR) videos, toolkits, and an aggressive marketing campaign aimed at getting parents to engage with their young children. The results have been stellar. By December 2016, about 40% of DC’s eligible population (birth to age 5) was enrolled in the Imagination Library. Two years in, DC enrollment has now topped 65% of the eligible children and has climbed even higher in key focus neighborhoods. Having mailed almost 500,000 Imagination Library books since getting started, we’re excited to see what our DC partnership achieves next.

 

DC Public Library March 2016 – March 2018

 

District of Columbia Public Library

Total children covered by this affiliate (as of Feb. 2018): 
Total enrolled children in DC (as of Feb. 2018): 

Contact: DC Public Library

1990 K ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20006
Phone: 202-741-8856
Fax: 202-727-1129
Email DC Public Library

Sing, Talk and Read (STAR) – DC Public Library

Prepare your child for a bright future by singing, talking and reading with them every day. These three simple activities can jump start your child’s brain development and get them ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.

Over 100 Million Free Books Mailed As Of February 2018

Over 100 Million Free Books Mailed As Of February 2018

In February, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library hit the 100 Millionth Book Milestone. The total number of free books mailed as of February 2018, is 100,897,416! See photos from the Book Dedication Ceremony at the Library of Congress and read about the exciting new partnership between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Library of Congress.

Join us in inspiring a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Winnie-the-Pooh’s Opposites”
Inspired By A. A. Milne & Decorations By Ernest H. Shepard

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “Winnie-the Pooh Opposites”- 2/16/18
USA – “Winnie-the Pooh Opposites” – 2/16/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Night-Night Forest Friends”
By Annie Bach

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Sophie La Girafe: Sophie’s World” – 15/2/18
Canada – “Night-Night Forest Friends” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “How To Tuck In Your Sleepy Lion” – 1/2/18
USA – “Night-Night Forest Friends” – 2/16/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“The Bug Book”
By Sue Fliess

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Seadog” – 15/2/18
Canada – “The Bug Book” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “A Quiet Day in the Jungle” – 1/2/18
USA – “The Bug Book” – 2/13/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Max and the Tag-Along Moon”
By Floyd Cooper

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley” – 15/2/18
Canada – “Max and the Tag-Along Moon” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “Quentin Blake’s ABC” – 1/2/18
USA – “Max and the Tag-Along Moon” – 2/7/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Lion Lessons”
By Jon Agee

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Potato People” – 15/2/18
Canada – “Lion Lessons” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Wolf Who Cried Boy” – 1/2/18
USA – “Lion Lessons” – 2/5/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“As An Oak Tree Grows”
By G. Brian Karas

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Koala Lou” – 15/2/18
Canada – “Mo’s Mustache” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “Alison Hubble” – 1/2/18
USA – “As An Oak Tree Grows” – 2/2/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 15/2/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/2/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 15/2/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 2/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 1/2/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 2/1/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Affiliate Spotlight – Southwark, London

Affiliate Spotlight – Southwark, London

Over 40,000 free books mailed in Southwark, London…and counting!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched in Southwark, London in 2016. Each month, the scheme delivers age-appropriate books via the post to more than 4,000 children in the community. Southwark Council administers the scheme locally. Make My Day Better, a charity arm of DialAFlight and the Lotus Group, financially supports the work.

Completely free to the family, the goal is to provide children in Southwark their very own 60 book library of high-quality books by age five. Having these books in their home helps children develop a love of books and reading. It also prepares them for their next educational journey. Since launching, more than 40,000 Imagination Library books have been mailed to children and families across the borough.

Beatrix Potter’s classic, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” welcomes every enrolled child into the scheme. In the following months, children’s faces light up when they discover books like “How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc” by Jane E. Clarke and “Boo Boo Baby and the Giraffe” by Eileen Browne, in their post.

Knowing the joy these books bring as well as the immense educational and developmental benefits they provide has made the scheme immensely popular with children and families in Southwark.

“I have an 11-month-old son. We look forward to the new book being posted through the door. When I say, ‘look there is your book’, my son claps his hands and gets all excited. We then sit down and read the book together.” – Parent, London Borough of Southwark

Registered children receive a book a month from birth until they start school. Southwark residents can register here online.

* In Southwark, registration is limited to children born in or after 2016.

Southwark Council

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Southwark serves children living in the London Borough of Southwark born in or after 2016.

Make My Day Better

Make My Day Better is the charity arm of DialAFlight and the Lotus Group which supports a variety of projects around the world. The guiding principle is that the majority of the funding directly benefits the people, rather than being absorbed in administration costs.

Over 99.7 Million Free Books Mailed As Of January 2018

Over 99.7 Million Free Books Mailed As Of January 2018

In January, we sent 1,159,894 books, which brings the total number of free books mailed to 99,719,530! You can inspire a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 2

Children Born in 2017

Corduroy Shapes

“Corduroy’s Shapes”
By MaryJo Scott

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Duck Sock Hop” – 24/1/18
Canada – “Corduroy’s Shapes” – 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “In The Night Garden: Songs and Rhymes” – 2/1/18
USA – “Corduroy’s Shapes” – 1/18/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“Following Papa’s Song”
By Gianna Marino

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Chatterbox” – 24/1/18
Canada – “Following Papa’s Song” – 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “My Book of First Nursery Rhymes” – 2/1/18
USA – “Following Papa’s Song” – 1/5/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck
By Laura Murray

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “A Summery Saturday Morning” – 24/1/18
Canada – “Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck” – 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “Mouse House” – 2/1/18
USA – “Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck” – 1/10/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Excellent Ed”
By Stacy McAnulty

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “My Uncle’s Donkey” – 24/1/18
Canada – “Excellent Ed”- 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “Slug Needs a Hug” – 2/1/18
USA – “Excellent Ed” – 1/12/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Last Stop on Market Street”
By Matt de la Peña

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Come Down Cat!” – 24/1/18
Canada – “Last Stop on Market Street” – 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “Ladybird I’m Ready to Explore My World” – 2/1/18
USA – “Last Stop on Market Street” – 1/3/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 24/1/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 2/1/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 1/2/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 24/1/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 1/2/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 2/1/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 1/2/18

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Over 98 Million Free Books Mailed As Of December 2017

Over 98 Million Free Books Mailed As Of December 2017

In December, we sent 1,150,128 books, which brings the total number of free books mailed to 98,559,636! You can inspire a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2017

“Baby! Talk!”
By Penny Gentieu

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Banana” – 1/12/17
Canada – “Baby! Talk!”- 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey” – 1/12/17
USA – “Baby! Talk!” – 12/15/17

Group 2
Children Born in 2016

“Llama Llama Red Pajama”
By Anna Dewdney

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Rascal Takes Off” – 1/12/17
Canada – “Llama Llama Red Pajama” – 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “Goodnight Tractor” – 1/12/17
USA – “Llama Llama Red Pajama” – 12/14/17

Group 3
Children Born in 2015

“Baking Day at Grandma’s”
By Anika Denise & Illustrated By Christopher Denise

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley” – 1/12/17
Canada – “Baking Day at Grandma’s” – 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “One Little Baby Birthday” – 1/12/17
USA – “Baking Day at Grandma’s” – 12/11/17

Group 4
Children Born in 2014

“The Snowy Day”
By Ezra Jack Keats

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Belinda ” – 1/12/17
Canada – “Nancy Knows” – 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “Mine” – 1/12/17
USA – “The Snowy Day” – 12/8/17

Group 5
Children Born in 2013

Coat Of Many Colors - Penguin Random House

“Coat Of Many Colors”
By Dolly Parton & Illustrated By Brooke Boynton Hughes

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Animalia” – 1/12/17
Canada – “Coat Of Many Colors” – 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “The Snowman” – 1/12/17
USA – “Coat Of Many Colors” – 12/5/17

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Dream Little One, Dream” – 1/12/17
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/12/17
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 12/1/17

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 1/12/17
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 12/1/17
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 1/12/17
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 12/1/17

December Activity Sheets

In addition to reading every day, you can include fun crafts and activities for your little one. Coloring and activity sheets are perfect for long car rides during the holidays.

December Activity Sheets

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Over 97 Million Free Books Mailed As Of November 2017

Over 97 Million Free Books Mailed As Of November 2017

In November, we sent 1,149,919 books, which brings the total number of free books mailed to 97,431,710! You can inspire a love of reading, one page at a time, by reading these books to your children again and again!

Group 1
Children Born in 2017

“I Love My Mommy Because…”
By Laurel Porter-Gaylord & Pictures By Ashley Wolff

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Where’s My Nose?”- 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Is This My Nose?” – 1/11/17
USA – “I Love My Mommy Because…” – 11/14/17

Group 2
Children Born in 2016

“Little Poems for Tiny Ears”
By Lin Oliver & Illustrated By Tomie dePaola

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “One to Ten and Back Again” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Ready for Winter” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Twinkle Twinkle Touch and Feel Rhymes” – 1/11/17
USA – “Little Poems for Tiny Ears” – 11/14/17

Group 3
Children Born in 2015

“Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose”
By Tomie dePaola

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Clippity-clop” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Pom Pom gets the Grumps” – 1/11/17
USA – “Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose” – 11/6/17

Group 4
Children Born in 2014

“Chimpanzees for Tea”
By Jo Empson

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Counting on Snow” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Yo Ho Ho! A Pirating We Will Go” – 1/11/17
USA – “Chimpanzees for Tea” – 11/9/17

Group 5
Children Born in 2013

“Miss Maple’s Seeds”
By Eliza Wheeler

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Stickybeak” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Sonya’s Chickens” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Coat of Many Colors” – 1/11/17
USA – “Miss Maple’s Seeds” – 11/2/17

Group 6
Children Born in 2012

“Brother Eagle Sister Sky”
Paintings By Susan Jeffers

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2012
Australia – “A Nice Walk in the Jungle” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Brother Eagle Sister Sky” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Cockatoos” – 1/11/17
USA – “Brother Eagle Sister Sky” – 11/3/17

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Dream Little One, Dream” – 1/11/17
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/11/17
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/17

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 1/11/17
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/17
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 1/11/17
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/17

Fun Activity Sheets Featuring 2017 November Books

In addition to reading every day, you can include fun crafts and activities for your little one. Coloring and activity sheets are perfect for long car rides during the holidays.

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

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