United Way
of Whatcom County

How does it work?

Every month, a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who is eligible?

All kids under the age of five in Whatcom County.

What are my responsibilities?

  1. Be a resident of Whatcom County
  2. Click the button above to register online OR submit an official registration form filled out by a parent or guardian.
  3. Notify United Way of Whatcom County any time your address changes. You will need to update your address in order to continue receiving books.
  4. Read with your child and have fun!

When will books start arriving?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home. Books will continue to be delivered until your child turns five or you move outside of Whatcom County.

How are the books chosen?

Each year, the esteemed Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee, a specially selected panel of early childhood literacy experts, is responsible for reviewing hundreds of potential titles for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. To see the current list, click here.

How can I support this wonderful free book program?

The success of this program relies on regional affiliates (United Way of Whatcom County) and the generous businesses, donors, and communities that support them. $25 covers the cost for one child to participate for 12 months, and includes 12 brand new, age appropriate books delivered by mail. $125 covers the cost of one child to participate from birth to age five. Want to sponsor one or more children to participate? GIVE HERE

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