Does your preschooler get free books?

Written by Hilly Alexander on .

Jan Rippey is holding a birthday cake to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Wilsonville. There are currently about 700 Wilsonville kids signed up to receive books once a month until they turn 5 years old. Over the last 4 years nearly 500 kids have graduated from the program. The program was brought to the City  by the Kiwanis Club of Wilsonville. It receives significant funding from Joe Restic of Wilsonville Orthodontics, the Xerox Corporation, the Friends of the Wilsonville Library, and the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation as well as many private individuals throughout the community. There is no minimum age to enroll children in Imagination Library, and kids enrolled will receive one brand new, age appropriate book each month until they turn 5 years old. Kids signed up for the program read more and are more ready to learn when they reach kindergarten. The program is a gift to the community from Wilsonville Kiwanis and its supporters. There is never any cost to any family with children enrolled. To sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, go to