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Impact a Child’s Life

Lasting Effects of Your Gift

Being read to as a child and having books in the home are the two factors most associated with later success in school.
Reading to a child enhances critical brain development in the early years of life.
By developing a love of reading, children are set on the path to becoming lifelong readers and learners.
Early Literacy Matters-read statistics at the Governor’s Books from Birth site.

Financial Accountability

The Sullivan County Imagination Library is an all-volunteer organization, with no paid staff. Because we have no personnel costs, an impressive 95% of our budget is spent on paying for the Imagination Library books and the postage to mail them.

The Sullivan County Imagination library is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible.

Our Costs and Funding Partners

  • The cost of enrolling one child for one year is $25.20.
  • The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides $12.60 of the total cost per child.
  • The remaining $12.60 per year, per child, must be raised by the local Sullivan County Imagination Library Organization.
  • Presently, we are mailing books to almost 6,400 Sullivan County children each month. The minimum amount needed monthly to pay for the books is $6,700. That is $80,000 a year.
  • See Contributors link for a full list of our donors.

Mission

The mission of the Sullivan County Imagination Library is to develop the love of reading in all children in this county by providing an age-appropriate book each month to every child from birth to five years.

 Vision

“Imagine” the benefits to children and to society, if all kindergartners arrived at school loving books and reading!