Organization Profile

Imagination Library

United Way and the Imagination Library Hillsborough County Partnership launched an early literacy initiative to put books in the hands of young children, helping prepare them for kindergarten. Beginning with “The Little Engine That Could,” children receive an age-appropriate book FREE each month from birth to age five. “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come” is the final book each child receives as they prepare to enter kindergarten. Dolly Parton began Imagination Library in her home state of Tennessee because she believed that income should not be a restriction for children to have books in their home. The popular initiative has since spread to hundreds of communities. The Dollywood Foundation funds administration costs for the program.

Children & Youth Education
Tampa, FL, 33609

United Way HandsOn Suncoast, 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609