Most members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn know that we have supported the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. We gave $1,000 for books to help with literacy. Please, give a personal gift through the Glen Ellyn Library or to the quilt raffle fund, both mentioned below....PJ
D41 Kids Foundation, supporting the work of the Glen Ellyn District 41 Schools, with the support of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn, has established a Dolly Parton Imagination Library serving all children from birth through age 4 who live within the District 41 school boundaries. Free personalized, age-appropriate books are mailed to every registered child each month. The program is free to parents and guardians, being funded solely by the D41 Kids Foundation’s generous donors. Those who qualify can register by going to our website at
(This an official Press Release from D41)
Fostering the love of reading through the gifting of books to our youngest constituents.
D41 Kids Foundation is committed to supporting equity for all our children.
“The gift of a rich literary life is essential for building the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life,” states Dr. Lynn Bruno, a 30-year veteran literacy teacher and the D41 Kids Foundation’s director of the Imagination Library. “The benefits of reading to your child cannot be understated. Reading to children at this critical age not only helps to build vocabulary, develop comprehension and concentration skills, and foster curiosity, it also builds compassion and awakens the inner life of a child.”
Those interested in learning more about the D41 Kids Foundation’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library should visit our website at or contact Dr. Lynn Bruno directly at
About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
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D41 Imagination Library Quilt Raffle
The D41 Kids Foundation, with the support of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn, has launched their Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This program delivers books to registered children from birth to age 5 — at no charge to families. These books are personalized with the child's name and mailed directly to the child to create a gifting experience that makes books exciting. What’s more, you will help children build their very own home library.
For only $27, you can provide a child 12 books a year, 1 sent every month directly to the child. You’ll help develop their love for reading and get them ready to enter D41 schools!
With the generous help of folks like you, we can ensure that our littlest children have the gift of literature in their homes. And, for a limited time, you can receive one raffle ticket for every child you sponsor and be given the chance to win the D41 Kids Foundation Imagination Library Quilt created by local artist and fellow Rotarian, Lynn Bruno, to keep or gift to your favorite child.
Please make a donation today. Just $27 will provide a child with books for an entire year that will help them build their vocabulary and expand their horizons. Please go online to today and give the gift of literacy to a child.
As Dolly says, "You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children."
Help us try!!!!
The winning ticket will be pulled on September 23rd at the D41 Kids Foundation Golf Outing being held at the Village Links. You do not need to be present to win.