Get FREE Books When You Sign Up for the Imagination Library


When you sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, available to all Kansas kids 5 and under, you’ll get a free book mailed to your house each month! It’s completely FREE.

The Imagination Library launched in 1995 in Tennessee and grew quickly. By 2003, more than one million books had been mailed. The goal is for each child to receive high quality books that will encourage a love of reading and enrich their lives throughout school and beyond.

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We have been getting books for our toddler and have been impressed with the quality of the books. Some of our favorites like Goodnight, Gorilla or Richard Scarry books. They are age appropriate, which is great because it feels like she is truly getting something just for her.

Research shows that young children whose parents read to them daily have been exposed to at least 290,000 (and as much as one million) more words by the time they enter kindergarten as compared to kids who aren’t read to.

With books from the Imagination Library, you can also work toward the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. The Manhattan Public Library offers tracking logs and challenges to hit your goal.

The Imagination Library is a great way to highlight the importance of reading and make it fun while you’re doing it!

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Sarah McGinnity
Sarah is owner of Manhattan Moms and is passionate about encouraging and connecting moms - we weren't meant to do this alone! She grew up in Manhattan graduated from Manhattan High and K-State, worked for newspapers and for several marketing departments, and eventually got her master's in public administration. Sarah and her husband, Shea, have four kids - Henry (12), Clark (9), Lucy (7) and Caroline (1). She enjoys reading historical fiction, beating her kids at board games and traveling as often as possible.


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