CBS4 invites you to bring a little magic to a child's mailbox each month
In 1996, Dolly Parton launched Imagination Library in her home county in Tennessee. She wanted every child to be able to experience the magic of books, regardless of their income. She decided to mail a brand new, age-appropriate book to every child between the ages of 0 and 5 in Sevier County - and continue doing it every month until their 5th birthday. The program was a huge success and soon other communities wanted to know how they could participate, so Dolly asked her Foundation to come up with a way to make it happen.
Today, thanks to the Dollywood Foundation and local partners across the globe, 420,00 children in 723 communities receive books each month. Through a partnership with United Way, some of these books include reading tips for families designed to follow the development of the child. United Way of the Quad Cities Area is bringing Imagination Library to the Quad Cities. They recognize this program as one of the most important things we can do to help prepare our area young people for school.
Who is Eligible?
All children residing in Scott or Rock Island counties under the age of 5.
What are my responsibilities?
Be a resident of Scott County, IA or Rock Island County, IL.
Submit an official registration form either online or by downloading the form below and returning to United Way of the Quad Cities Area, 3247 E 35th St Ct, Davenport, IA 52807
Notify United Way of the Quad Cities Area any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form.
Read with your child.
When will I receive books?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Scott or Rock Island counties.
How can I help?
Do you know eligible children not receiving books? Tell their parents about Imagination Library and encourage them to enroll.
Would you or someone you know be interested in helping to fund this gift to our area children? Download a donation form (PDF) or donate online with our secure form.
AFGE Local 2119
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Parr Instrument Company
Quad City Area Hy-Vee Stores
USW Local 105
Wells Fargo Bank
Plus 20 individuals that have made contributions ranging from $20 to $3,450.