THE Imagination Library
The Imagination Library program provides:
• One new free age appropriate book, every month from birth to five years of age, delivered to the child’s home in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Penguin Books Australia.
• Resources, opportunities and support to parents/carers of children to enable them to be effective as their child’s first educator.
• Community engagement and awareness through local activities and events, including Read Aloud events, to promote the program, promote reading, and encourage volunteering and giving.
Current Suburbs available:
Elizabeth Downs, Elizabeth Park, Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth Vale, Elizabeth South, Elizabeth North, Elizabeth East, Smithfield, Smithfield Plains, Craigmore, Davoren Park, Whyalla and Taikurrendi Kindy Christie’s Beach
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
With research showing that the more books in the home, the better the educational outcomes for children, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides monthly books home-delivered for children from birth to age five. Since 1996, more than 1.22 million books have been distributed to over 1.4 million children across the world.
In South Australia over 30,000 books have been delivered since 2014 to over 1000 children across 12 communities
In addition to The Imagination Library United Way South Australia also provide FREE reading and craft sessions each week at Possum’s Playhouse. The sessions are open to the community for families with children under 6 years of age. There is reading, storytelling, craft, music and play. Sessions are every Wednesday and Friday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. https://unitedwaysa.com.au/our-work/possumsplayhouse