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      It’s no secret. I love children’s books! And even better, Free Children’s Books. As a former teacher, one of my favorite things to do was reading to my class. I must confess, I often spent a little more time than I should have reading to them. But the thinking that it sparked and the discussions that it prompted were some of the best teachable moments.

      Imagination Library

      I was recently introduced to an amazing program. Imagination Library was started by Dolly Parton in 1995 with the hope of fostering a love of reading in the young families where she lived. Her program was a huge success. It is now offered in many cities throughout the Unites States and around the world.

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      Dolly Parton reading to children | Imagination Library |

      I signed my girls up a few months ago. From now until their 5th birthdays, they will each receive a hard back, age appropriate book in the mail every month. Completely free!

      My two year old gets so excited every time a book arrives in the mail just for her. What child doesn’t love getting their own mail? Especially when it is something special like a new book! Once she sees her new book, we must stop whatever we are doing to read it. Several times!  And it quickly becomes the book that she carries everywhere and asks me to ‘read this‘ over and over. Seriously, they have graced our dinner table, sat outside the tub at bath time, and been cuddled in her crib as she goes to sleep.  I love that this special delivery gets her so excited about reading and helps foster a love of literature at such an early age.

      How It Works

      The first book every child receives is The Little Engine That Could. The message in this story is one that every child should hear and a perfect start to the program.

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      The Little Engine That Could | First book in the Imagination Library

      After The Little Engine That Could, the books that arrive are tailored to your child’s age. If you want to take a look at the concepts and themes for each age, click here.

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      The next book that arrived for my 4 month old was a book all about the day in the life of a baby. The text was simple. And it had pictures of all the things my little one does each day, allowing her to hear the words that go along with familiar activities.

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      Littles and How They Grow | Chidren’s Books | Books for Babies | Free Children’s Books
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      Littles and How They Grow 

      My two year old daughter received a book all about opposites. A perfect read because it is a concpt she is just starting to get the hang of. And she loves the silly illustrations.

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      Childen’s books | What’s the Opposite Book |

      If you have little ones at home, click here to take a peak at the program.

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      If you are interested in signing up your child, you can do so here.

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      I am not affiliated with this program in any way. I just wanted to share it with you because I have enjoyed it with my children and thought you may too. Feel free to share this post with anyone who has children and may enjoy this program as well.

      And if you sign up, I’d love to know. Just leave me a comment below.



      Thanks so much! I’m so excited for my daughter to get her first book! I really appreciate you sharing this information!

      I’m so happy you found it helpful! It is such an amazing program and I hope you love it as much as we have!

      Thanks so much for this! I just signed my boys up and can’t wait to start getting their books!

      I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know. I hope your boys love the books as much as my girls have.

      Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this certain information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

      We love this program! Our son has been receiving books from the imagination library since he was 5 months old. He cherishes books and carries them around as if they are his best friends. He loves to sit and flip the pages and look at all of the pictures on each page. This program is definitely worth while and a blessing.

      Tracey, I love that your son treats his books as if they are his best friends. That sure does melt my heart! I hope his love of reading only continues to grow!