United Way of Olmsted County is committed to supporting learning and development and a sense of belonging for children and youth so that they become responsible and contributing adults. We want to ensure children have positive developmental opportunities so that they can start school ready to succeed. We want to grow success in learning and in life. Over 6,000 Olmsted County children have graduated from the Imagination Library!
Through generous donations from United Way of Olmsted County donors, Imagination Library provides one book each month to children in Olmsted County from birth to age 5 whose parents register to receive them. These sturdy, colorful, age appropriate books are delivered directly to the child. Each book is selected for the developmental benefits it brings - and for the fun. There is no cost to the family.
In addition to the Dollywood Foundation, we are partnering with Olmsted County Public Health, Friends of the Rochester Public Library, the United States Postal Service and a growing list of organizations and agencies throughout Olmsted County to register kids into the program.
Any child from birth to age five who is a resident of Olmsted County is eligible to receive books.
Since the launch of the Imagination Library partnership in June 2006, over 500,000 books have been delivered to children in Olmsted County!
Parents or guardians can register their child (or children) under five online or by submitting a registration form to United Way of Olmsted County.
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**Please allow 8 - 12 weeks for delivery. Not all books are shipped at the same time. Households enrolling children of different ages should expect books for each child to arrive at different times.
Change of Address
To insure your child's Imagination Library books reach his/her home, please compete a change of address form