• Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    Program Details

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a free program available to children (newborn until age 5) that provides one book each month by mail to children who are registered. The Mexico Academy & Central School District is proud to be among the schools in Oswego County to offer this literacy initiative!

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Literacy Coalition of Oswego County and Dolly Parton.

    Each month a new, carefully-selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Mexico Academy & Central School District. A child will remain enrolled in the program if they move to another area that offers the program (such as all nine Oswego County school districts as well as those in Onondaga and Cayuga Counties). Check to see if your new area receives Imagination Library, as your address can be changed electronically!

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! All you have to do is read to them.

    Who Is Eligible?

    Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) who live in the Mexico Academy & Central School District or other districts in Oswego County.

    What Are My Responsibilities?

    1. Be a resident of Mexico Academy & Central School District.

    2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with United Way of Greater Oswego County):

    Physical registration forms can be printed through the link on the left-hand side of this page and are also available at the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Mexico Public Library or at District Office located at 16 Fravor Road Suite A in Mexico. Online registration (link above) is preferred.

    3. Notify United Way of Greater Oswego County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child's address changes, you must contact the United Way at 315-593-1900, Option 4 in order to continue receiving books.

    4. Read with your child.

    When Will I Receive Books?

    Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Mexico Academy & Central School District.

    How Can I Help?

    Do you know a preschool child in Mexico Academy & Central School District who is not receiving Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure/registration form and encourage them to fill it out and mail it to the address below. Telling them about this FREE program can make a huge difference in their future and the future of our community.

    If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, donations can be sent to:
    United Way of Greater Oswego County
    1 South First Street 
    Fulton, N.Y. 13069


    Literacy Coalition of Oswego County
    United Way of Greater Oswego County
    Oswego City-County Youth Bureau
    Mexico Academy & Central School District
    Mexico Public Library
    Shineman Foundation
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