Imagination Library provides registered Racine County children under age five with a book in the mail per month at no cost to the household. The first book, "The Little Engine that Could," arrives approximately 90 days after registration. Books are carefully selected to be high-quality and age-appropriate.
How it Works
Imagination Library Graduates Score Higher
Having as few as 20 books at home has a significant impact on propelling a child to a higher level of education. This is from a study in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, which also showed that having books at home influences a child's educational achievement more than their caretakers' income, nationality or education level.
Imagination Library graduates' test scores support these findings, indicating that having books at home is one of the indicators of kindergarten readiness.
While four in ten Imagination Library parents have less than ten books in their home upon signing up, their child will receive 20 books in less than two years of enrollment.
For Imagination Library Graduates
Your feedback helps us improve our work and maintain accountability to our donors. If your child graduated from Imagination Library, please tell us about your experience.
Recent graduates will receive a postcard in the mail to exchange for a prize at your local library.
“My son’s vocabulary is above developmental milestones. I know that the number of books he has listened to again and again is a contributing factor.” — Sara D.
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