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Imagination Library, Paying it Forward, Free books to Preschool Kids in New Milford, Bethel and Danbury

October 27, 2010

Imagination Library, what a fantastic idea!!! Free books for preschool kids AND a way to PAY IT FORWARD! All at the same time!

Western CT United Way Imagination LibraryThe Dolly Parton imagination Library, together with the United Way of Western Connecticut has teamed up to provide children 4 and under a FREE age appropriate book every month. The books are shipped free of charge to the child. There is no selection criteria other than age, and the child must be a resident of New Milford, Danbury or Bethel Connecticut.

What a great thing! I loved to read books when I was a child, I couldn’t read enough of them or read them fast enough! I still love to read. I love sitting with my grandchildren and watching the pages of the books come alive in their eyes. You can never have enough books!

Dolly Parton started the Imagination Library in Tennessee, her own parents had very little education, and she feels very strongly about teaching children to read. The idea grew, and partnering with The United Way of Western Connecticut, her vision is a reality for our preschool children here in New Milford, Danbury and Bethel.

Imagination Library, together with The Western Connecticut United Way. You can read about it, hear Dolly and register online here . If you prefer to speak with someone over the phone, you can call the following people:

  • New Milford, CT: Kathy Thomas at 860.354.8800
  • Danbury, CT: Rachel Torress-O’Leary at 203.792.5330 ext. 229
  • Bethel, CT: Karen Mello 203.792.5330 ext. 225


The Western Connecticut United Way is also giving us the opportunity to “PAY IT FORWARD”. Donate $30 to sponsor a child’s imagination! I am sending my donation out. If you wish to donate, send your $30 check made out to “United Way of Western Connecticut”, for the Imagination Library Program. Send your checks to:

United Way of Western Connecticut
85 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Attn: Imagination Library Program

Imagination Library, Free books to children 4 and under!

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