Ohio Governor's Imagination Library

Fran DeWine Reading to children
The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is starting a new chapter in early childhood literacy across Ohio. Through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to put more books in the hands of Ohio’s children, we are working to ensure that every student enters kindergarten ready to succeed.  In just a few minutes, you can give your child the gift of books!

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What Is It?

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home.  The first book is always the children's classic The Little Engine That Could.  Best of all, it is a FREE GIFT to your child through this partnership.

Who Is Eligible?

Children under the age of five in Marion County

What Are My Responsibilities?

  1. Be a resident of Marion County
  2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by the authorized adult.
  3. Notify Marion Public Library any time your address changes.  Books are mailed to the address listed on the account.
  4. Read with your child and have fun!

When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the covered area.

Marion Public Library is proud to partner with other local agencies to ensure Marion County's participation in this literacy initiative!

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