By age 3, children with college-educated parents or caregivers have vocabularies 2 to 3 times larger than those whose parents did not complete high school. The easiest way to enrich a child’s vocabulary develop early literacy and critical thinking skills, and prepare children for success in kindergarten is to read to read aloud to a child.
The Imagination Library is one the Capital Area United Way's Community Impact programs, established to increase access to early learning. The Imagination Library provides FREE age-appropriate books to any child, age 0-5, in Hughes and Stanley counties. Books are mailed to the child's home each month until their fifth birthday.
Children will be able to build their own home library, and access the joy of reading right from their home.
- All children, ages 0-5, who reside in Hughes or Stanley counties are eligible to participate in the book program, at no cost to them or their family, regardless of family income.
- Books will be sent out to participating children once a month until they reach five years of age. Each book is age appropriate and includes such titles as The Little Engine That Could, The Poky Puppy, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Favorite Finger Rhymes.
To enroll your child, please fill out the form below. It may take six to eight weeks
to receive your first book due to initial processing and registration with Imagination Library. Thank you for your patience!