Yukon Imagination Library
All Yukon children under age 5 can register to receive free books in the mail each month through the Yukon Imagination Library (YIL) and the Yukon Reads Society. Please note that the Yukon Imagination Library can only serve children residing in the Yukon.
Since 2007, this non-profit organization has given more than 100,000 free books to Yukon families in every community. These high-quality, age appropriate books support early literacy and help kids succeed when they get into kindergarten and elementary school, and beyond.
Why did Dolly do it?
The YIL is a chapter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which was started by the country singer herself to address low literacy rates in her home state of Tennessee.
Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
She decided to mail a brand new, age appropriate book each month to every child under 5 in Sevier County, so that every child could experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mail box. The program has since spread to regions around North America.
All Yukon children under 5 can register. You can register online, by email or in person by contacting us at:
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