Imagination Library

The Bartow Literacy Council provides books free to children age 0-5 through enrollment in the Imagination Library program. The Imagination Library program was launched in 1995 by country music star, Dolly Parton. It has grown to encompass programs all over the world.

If you have a child age 0-5 and are interested in enrolling, please complete the enrollment form and mail to the address shown:

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Imagination Library strives to promote Inspiration & Imagination

Other Fundamental Themes:

Year 1

Vision – bright, big, colorful
Touch – board pages
Rhyme and rhythm
Simple – easy to use
Minimal text – point and say
Playful sound
Nurture – attachment- lullaby themes

Year 2

Continue concepts from year one and build upon them
Repetition and predictability – generate language
Motor skills
“Self-help” activities – things children can do, things familiar in their daily life
Use of real photo illustration
Body awareness
Nursery rhymes
Colors, letters, numbers

Year 3

Wordless books – build your own story (reader and child)
Values and character
Issues – fear, conflict, love, safety
Colors, letters, numbers
Nursery rhymes

Year 4

More complex stories – hero, complication, resolution
Diversity of others – faces, environment – OK to be different
Play, humor, fun
Nursery rhymes and poetry

Year 5

School preparation and readiness
Use rebus (pictures used for words)
Science – non-fiction
Folk tales
Thank you, appreciation
Rhymes and poetry