Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library:UWNEGA has teamed up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination library (DPIL) to provide children under the age of 5 living in Clarke and Oconee Counties with a brand new, age appropriate book each month by mail. This program fosters a love for reading in preschool children, prepares children for school, and increases family engagement.
Currently, there are approximately 3,600 children in Clarke County and 935 children in Oconee County who receive a free book each month, and there have been over 6,000 Clarke County and 650 Oconee County children who have graduated from this program before entering kindergarten.
It cost $31 per child to receive a free book each month for a year. All the funds raised locally go to fund the program. The program is free and available to all children under the age of five years old in both Clarke and Oconee Counties.
Oconee County: Registration is OPEN at this time.
Join the Oconee County Program: http://usa.imaginationlibrary.com/affiliates_result.php?aff=GAOCONEE
Clarke County: Registration is CLOSED at this time.
If you would like to be on the Clarke County wait list, please mail the completed enrollment form to 1 Huntington Road, Ste. 805, Athens, GA 30606.
You can enroll a child in Clarke County by self-funding and paying in full at the rate of $2.60 per book per month until the child reaches the age of five. You can make the check payable to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and on the memo line enter Clarke County: Child's Name, and mail the completed enrollment form to DPIL, Attn: Julie Farmer, 1 Huntington Road, Ste. 805, Athens, GA 30606.
INVEST IN OUR PROGRAM:
Sponsor a child for $31/year
Sponsor a child for 5 years $155
Sponsor a future kindergarten classroom of 20 children for $620/year
For all questions regarding this program, please contact Julie Farmer at email@example.com or by calling 706-543-5254 ext. 105.
2017 Clarke County DPIL Advisory Board:
Bobby Heath, Chair
Dr. Mixon Robinson
Sarah Britton Vaughn
2017 Oconee County Advisory Board:
Dr. Lisa Vaughn, Chair