92,330 free books mailed to Mendocino County children since April, 2009!
Thanks to all who participated in the 3rd Annual Bee for Books!
WHAT IS DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY?
Thanks to this program more children will have enough books at home with no cost to their families. FIRST 5 Mendocino is pleased to sponsor the program in partnership with the Mendocino County Public Library and The Community Foundation of Mendocino County.
Children who sign up will receive a free hardcover book in the mail every month until they turn 5. The first book is “The Little Engine That Could” (Dolly Parton’s favorite) and the rest are tailored to the child’s age. Download a brochure including the registration form here. For the story about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program click here.
Click HERE for reading tips for each specific Imagination Library book!
GET ON BOARD AND DONATE!
Local support is needed to sustain this program. The Imagination Library is absolutely free to participating families.To help keep it free, FIRST 5 Mendocino accepts donations to offset the $25 cost per child, per year.
Make a tax-deductible donation:
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2013 Sponsors & Individual Donors:
2012 Sponsors & Individual Donors:
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United Way, Husch Vineyards, Mike Thompson and Heidi Dickerson, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, Pamela L. Rones, CPA, Darcy L. Deleon, Kristin Fraser, Michael B. Combs, Starbucks, Mendocino Baby, Insurance Mommy, Lovers Lane Farm, Renee Gannon, David Riemenschneider, Curves, Hollie Nass Photography, Ocotime, Schat’s Bakery, Mary L. Watter, V James Sligh, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Kira-kira Collage, Natasha Yim, Gretchen Maurer, Redwood Children’s Services, Shoefly and Sox, Adrienne Binder, Allison Miller and Ryan Miller, Andrea Bergamini, Andrea Heaney, Angel Carrillo and Ana Carrillo, Anita McAvoy, Anne Gould, Aleyna Molgaard and Michael Kisslinger, Anytime Fitness, April Tally, Aramark Linens, Ashley Bergen, Barbara Pope, Belinda Judelman, Bernard Kent Porter and Cyndi Smith Porter, Candi Whitman, Carolynn Hansen, Cassie Gibson Christina M Haslam, Cici Winger, Cloud Forest Institute, Coffee Critic, Congressman Mike Thompson , Courtney Hotchkiss, Curves of Willits, Dan Hamburg, Daniel Hibshman , Daniel R. Catone and Jennifer L. Catone, Daphne Macneil, David and Sandra Riemenschneider, Denise Kawkeka, Diane Pauli, Don & Leslie Barkley, Eileen Mitro, Ernest W Schupp III and Linda J Schupp, Fetzer Vineyards, Carol Crosby, George and Ruth Bradford Foundation, Goosebottom Books, Gretchen Maurer, Holes in the Wall, Hollie Nass Photography Holly Maynard, Husch Vineyards, J. David Brown and Allyne D. Brown, Jai Fults, Jaime Jacobson, Jamie Bobin, Jeannie Stephens, Jeffrey Bergamini, Jendi Coursey, Jennifer Frew, Jenny Liana, Jeremy Mann and Renne Gannon, Jessica Nunes, Jim and Maya Stuart, Jonah Walsh, Jone Duggan, Jordan Scarpari, Julie Drucker, Karen Crabtree, Kimberley Deetz-Hoover,Kira-kira Collage, Jenn Douthit, Kohl’s Cares, Laura Allman,Laurence W Hartley and Patricia A Hartley,Law Offices of David Riemenschneider, Leslie Kirkpatrick, Lisa Noel, Lovers Lane Farm, Lucresha Rentería, Lucy E Neely, Lydia Lopez, Lucy Neely, Margaret Sanchez, Margie Ruffridge, Mari Rodin, Marilyn T. Clawson, Mary Beth Bullock , Mary E. Pettit Mary Hatfield, Mary Lucinda Watter, Megan Van Sant, Melanie Kask, Menaka Olson, Mendo Lake Credit Union, Mendocino Baby, Mendocino Book Company, Myrna Oglesby, Nancy Johnson, Napa Smith Brewing, Natasha Yim, Nelson Family Vineyards, Nicole Abreyeva, OCO time, Pam Seay, Pamela L. Rones, Phillip J. Dow, Rebeca Lopez, Redwood Children’s Services, Redwood Health Club of Ukiah, Renee Gannon, Roseanne Castro, Sam and Zoey Fernandez, Sandy O’Ferrall, Sarah Hankins, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Schat’s Bakery Sean Flynn , Shannon and George PhelanShoefly and Sox, Silver’s at the Wharf, Simaine Cellars ,Stacey Cryer, Starbucks, Susan Yandell, Tina Rader, Terri Davis, Tom Olson and Pam Muckleroy, Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Umpqua Bank, Vivian White, William C.F. Long,Willow Mae Anderson, Ukiah Kiwanis, Linda K. Malone, Robert Benfield, Lou Anne Fredrickson, Leslie Murgatroyd, Patricia Spencer, Kristi and Michael Ross, Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast, Michael B. Combs, Gualala Lions Club, Linda Reno, Diann Ells, Janet Biasca, Chad and Elizabeth Boardman, Jonathon & Christina Middlebrook, Sabra Lugthart, Kristine Ross, Phyllis Curtis, Paul & Anne Holden, Larry & Pat Hartley, Cathleen Crosby, Mendocino Coast Child Abuse Prevention Council, Dan Hamburg, Anne Molgarrd, Lydia and Eriberto Villegas, Rebecca A Laird, Jenni Wyatt and Samantha Lazaro, Chester E. Anderson, Judith Ann Coughlin, Andrew and Ashley Faust, Imelda Trejo, Tom and Shirley Schott, The Spencer Family, Mari Rodin, Ukiah High School Interact Club, Melissa Elbert
2011 Sponsors & Individual Donors:
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United Way, Susan and Daniel McConnell, Alvarez Carwash, Cinnabar Ceramics, Congressman Mike Thompson, Dave’s Bike Shop, Dennis and Andrea Patton, Diane Pauli, Glenn McGourty, Happy Thai, Hollie Nass, Husch Vineyards, JBL Insurance, Jendi Coursey, kira-kira Collage, Lovers Lane Farm, Paul Tichinin, The Shop Day Spa & Salon, Mendocino Book Company, Renee Gannon and Jeremy Mann, Tammy Scott, Ukiah Brewing Company, Ukiah Main Street Program, Ukiah Players Theatre, Umpqua Bank, Hannah Bird, Roseanne Castro, Melanie and Richard Lightbody, Tim and Camille Schraeder, Susan Vega Pallesen, Sita Khufu, Ernest W. Schupp III and Linda J. Schupp, Bill Mergener and Claudia Callander, Michael and Sara Webster, Rose Waring, Phyllis Curtis, Benj Thomas and Susan baird Kanaan, Lucy Neely, Philip and Leanor Baldwin, Mari Rodin, The Ford Street Project, Law Office of Barry Vogel, Law Offices of Norman G. Rosen, James and Jeanne King, David Nelson, John Everett Smoot, Law Offices of David Riemenschneider, Law Offices of G. Scott Gaustad, Jennifer Ketring Ketring and Benjamin M. Duggan, The Degallier Family, Mendocino Coast Child Abuse Prevention Council, Rotary Club of South Ukiah, Jill and Jesus Damian, the Scott Family, the Cultus Club, Nora Williamson, Adventist Health, Allyson Beasley, Anne Molgaard and Michael Kisslinger, Colin Chaves DVM, Daniel McConnell, David Weitzman, Dawn Smith, Denise Degall, Donald and Leslie Beasley, Donald J. Barkley and Leslie A. Maricle Barkley, Dr. Julia Gallichio, Dr. William Beasley, Elizabeth M. Norman, Erin Koehn, Francine and Ronald Selim, George & Shannon Phelan, Goodsearch, James Cotton and Kim Puckett, Jim and Alix Levine, Judith Fuente, Lorre Stange, MacCallum Properties, Inc, Mary and Michael Carnevale, Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Ms. Nancy Steiner and Mr. W Park, Paul H. McDonald, Sara Randall, Stacey Ruppert, Stephen Hahm and Megan Van Sant, Timothy Schraeder, Ukiah Natural Foods Coop, Vivian White and Kevin Murphy, Wal-mart, William Van Sant, Roger & Susan Coy, Law Offices of Myrna Oglesby, George & Ruth Brandford Foundation, Ivette Evans, Jill Damian, Carolyn Strickland, Bernice C. Strickland, Jaimi Parsons-Petti, Lou Anne Fredrickson, Hartz Court Chiropractic Office, Roger and Susan Coy, Gabriel and Allison Martin, Fort Bragg Kiwanis Club Foundation, Daisy Gwin, GoodSearch, Cindy Sauers, Umqua Bank, Samuel E. Senerchia, Barbara A. Ciro, Michael Huckleberry & Anna Levy
2010 Sponsors & Individual Donors:
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Michael and Menaka Olson, Harold and Jacqueline Wollenberg, James and Dianna Barron, Jonathan Middlebrook, Tami Glasco, Anne Holden, Jessica Kimball, Cultus Club, PEO Sisterhood, Fort Bragg Lions Club, Paul and Judith Tichinin, Walmart, Anne Molgaard, Megan Van Sant, Jim Levine, Paul & Suzanne MacDonald, Ukiah Natural Foods, Niki Chaves, Erin Koehn, Nancy Steiner and Mr. W Park, David Weitzman,Francine and Ron Selim, Renee Gannonn and Jeremy Mann
2009 Sponsors & Individual Donors:
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Fort Bragg Rotary Club, Mendo Lake Credit Union, Redwood Empire Lions Club, Rotary Club of Mendocino, South Ukiah Rotary Club, Willits Lions Club, and the Ukiah Rotary Club, Diane Pauli, Megan Barber Allende, Lynn Baumgartner, Bonnie and Jared Carter, Ann Cole, Kiwanis of Ukiah, Anne Molgaard, Jim Levine, Kathleen Rzplenski, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Smith, Paul Tichinin
Active Partners: The Community Foundation of Mendocino County and the Mendocino County Library
Eva and Nicolas; 4 years and 6 months
We have read to our daughter Eva since I was pregnant with her and she is faciniated by books.
She also LOVES receiving anything in the mail, she feels so special when she gets a new book. Eva takes the books into her room and wants them read to her over and over.
I could not beleive such a wonderful program existed and honestly didn't realize how wonderful the books would be! They are such good quality books and very well made. Our son who just turned 6 months is also facinated by books. He loves laying on Eva's bed with her and looking at her books with her.
Thank you for letting us be part of this amazing program, we really enjoy adding to our collection of books!
Diem, 4 years
Diem loves getting mail, and she especially loves getting books in the mail. These books have become great assets to our homes. Diem comes from a split family home. She finds comfort in these books while she visits her dad in Arizona. She always asks me if she got a new book.
Her favorite book actually comes from this wonderful program. Her favorite book is "Llama Llama Misses Mama". She and I record ourselves reading these books together so she can also enjoy them when she is at her dads.
Thank you for becoming apart of our family.
Kal-el, 2 years old
My son kal-el loves to look at his books . He turns the pages and looks at the pictures. He is only two but we read everynight and enjoy getting new books monthly.