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40% of the proceeds of every purchase is given to the free monthly book program in the donor's town for books for children newborn to age five.

 40% of every purchase is paid to the the nonprofit free book program in the donor’s town.*

One Book a Month

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12 Books a Year

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60 Books Total

Children registered at birth can receive 60 new books. children registered in the fi

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Giving Children Access To Print Materials Is Associated With Positive Behavorial, Educational, And Psychological Outcomes.

Children growing up in homes with an least twenty books get three years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents' education, occupation, and class. 

Evans, M.D., Kelley, J., & Treiman, D. J. (2010). Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 28(2), 171-197.

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Courtesy of Readyay!

ReadYay! works with a network of nonprofit free preschool book programs, primarily First Library™ (firstlibrary.org), and affiliates like Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (imaginationlibrary.com)  and PJ Library (pjlibrary.org) to help deliver free, high quality, age-appropriate books directly to the homes of children, newborn to age five, free of cost and financial obligation, regardless of the family’s income through our consignment service.*

 

40% of the proceeds of every sale is paid to free non profit book program in the donor's town and through our Yay! More Free Books Initiative, an additional 5% of every sale is donated to the free monthly book program in the buyer's town, thereby ensuring the gift of reading through the generosity of donors and buyers alike.**


With over 36,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States and beyond and over ONE MILLION children receiving new books each and every month, ReadYay!, partnering with First Library, will be able to bring the free monthly book program to preschool children across the United States with every purchase.***

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First Library™

First Library's mission is to promote early childhood literacy through book ownership, educational support and library patronage.


Through First Library and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library children registered in the program can receive up to 60 free, brand new, age-appropriate books, until the age of 5, at no cost or obligation to their families.


All we ask is that they read to them daily and maintain local library patronage.


FIRST LIBRARY- WE DON'T JUST GIVE, WE ENGAGE!








First Library

Dolly Parton's 

Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, (imaginationlibrary.com), is a nationwide program that handles the selection and delivery of free books to children from birth to age 5 monthly.


These free books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library are a mixture of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction for children. 


The Imagination Library program is paid for by Ms. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and a local sponsoring affiliate, such as First Library.


Affiliates, such as First Library, promote, register, manage, and pay all book, mailing and program costs while the Dollywood Foundation manages the book selection and delivery database system. 



Imagination Library

PJ Library 

PJ Library (pjlibrary.org) is a Jewish engagement and literacy program for Jewish and interfaith families with young children.


PJ Library is modeled after Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. 


PJ Library sends out free Jewish children's books and music to Jewish and interfaith families on a monthly basis by subscription.


PJ Library partners with communities around the world to provide families raising Jewish children with the gift of free, high-quality children's books, music, and resources that foster deeper engagement with Jewish life.






PJ Library 

READYAY!

Every $5.00 spent is used to buy a free book for a preschool child in the donor's town.

Plus, 5% of every sale is donated for free preschool books for children in the buyer's town through ReadYay!’s Yay! More Free Books Initiative.*++

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More FREE Books

ReadYay’s Yay! More Free Books Initiative donates 5% of every sale to the nonprofit free monthly book program in the town of the buyer. 

Donations are automatically generated on the invoice page and are credited to the account (zip code) of the buyer's town for free preschool books.

Giving Children Access To Print 

*In the event there is no existing program in a community, First Library and/or First Library Plus will open a chapter in the town excluding PJ Library. Funds raised for PJ Library will be sent directly to the specific community's (by zip code) program. 

**Less inbound shipping.

***Of every $5.00 spent. 

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