Wyandot County Imagination Library
Many Wyandot County Organizations have banned together to establish an affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library in Wyandot County. As an affiliate, Wyandot County is committed to creating an Imagination Library that works for Wyandot County children birth to 5 years, especially those most in need. Literacy is the foundation of a child’s education and helping kids thrive is our priority.
These books are critical to improving early childhood literacy across Ohio. New research has shown that:
The number of books in the home is a key indicator of academic success. In fact, children with just 25 books in the home are more likely to complete an additional two years of school.
Early language development is critical to a child’s success. In fact, vocabulary development by age three has been shown to predict a child’s achievement by third grade.
It is widely recognized that the best way to promote this language development is by reading aloud to children, and families participating in Imagination Library say they read together more often than their peers who aren’t participating in the program.
After the city of Cincinnati began their partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Kindergarten Readiness assessments rose by 15.4% among participating children in just three years from 42.9% in the 2016-2017 cohort to 58.3% in 2018-2019 cohort.
We are working to make sure that every child in every zip code in Wyandot County can receive the benefits of having books in their home. Every $1.05 raised provides one new book.
Thank You for your consideration. Together we can give all children of Wyandot County the building blocks they need for a bright future.