Literacy Programs

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

704-943-9780
In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their...

Dear Families, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Mecklenburg County has reached capacity. Due to funding, we are sorry to inform you as of Friday April 28, 2017 we will no longer accept registration forms online or by mail. Families enrolled as of Thursday April 27, 2017 will be approved if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please check back after July 1, 2017 for any updates. Thank…

Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader

4600 Park Rd., Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-376-6697
Promotes daily book sharing between parents and children by providing rotating bags of 4 high quality books to children enrolled in high-quality child care centers and offering onsite early literacy workshops.
Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Our program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to ...

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Our program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop early reading skills in children. Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read’s…

Read Charlotte

Read Charlotte

Read Charlotte is a community initiative that unites families, educators and community partners to improve children’s literacy from birth to third grade with a goal of doubling reading proficiency from 39% to 80%. Reading proficiency at third grade is...

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