Helping Children Succeed
Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It benefits the whole community well-educated residents earn more and contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also succeed in school.
WHAT WE DO
*Enter kindergarten equipped to succeed
Kids on Track
*Proficiently read by 4th grade
*Successful transition to middle school
Enhancing Environments for Children
*Increase graduation rates
Graduation and Beyond
*Prepare for career success
HOW WE DO IT
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library supplies books to children from birth to five years old. Books are mailed to their homes monthly. Available in 71064, 71103, 71106, 71109, 71111, 71112 zip codes and all of Natchitoches Parish.
The facts: 45% more books were distributed to children in 2016, for a total of 8,469 books mailed in 2016.
When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. They are better prepared for school and better prepared for life. Research shows that the number of books in a child’s home is significantly linked to reading scores. The more books, the better the score.
Books are delivered directly to the child’s home – one per month – until he’s 5 years old. By the time he goes to kindergarten, he’ll have his own library full of wonderful worlds and far-off places.