Making books a Berkeley birthright.
We are a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Affiliate because it is a joyous thing for a child to get a gift book in the mail month after month; because we believe creating a core of common literacy can increase connections between children and families; AND because it’s been shown that books in the home increase early literacy and Kinder Readiness. We want that for all children.
Imagination Library is an incredibly efficient and economical way to deliver excellent books to children birth to age five.
We register any Berkeley resident child under age 5 for home delivery of new, carefully chosen, age-appropriate books mailed once a month from birth to age five.
Books from birth at home are the best tools in the best place at the best time to nurture roots of lifelong literacy. We’re starting in our home town with hopes we can encourage, help, and inspire others to start Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library programs in surrounding East Bay communities.