Address: P.O. Box 5376 Meridian, MS 39302 View Map
Phone: (601) 693-2732

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United Way of East Mississippi, The Phil Hardin Foundation and Meridian Rotary Club Present Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

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United Way of East Mississippi - Imagination Library FAQ

Q: What is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's Classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Q: Who is eligible?
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of zip codes 39301, 39305 or 39307.

Q: What are my responsibilities?
Your responsibilities are:
  • Be a legal resident of zip code 39301, 39305 or 39307.
  • Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian. (Form must be approved and on file wth United Way of East Mississippi.
  • Notify United Way of East Mississippi any time your address chnges. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child's address chnges, you must contact the folks at the address on this card in order to continue receiving books.
  • Read with your child.

Q: 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 zip code 39301, 39305 or 39307.

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