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Shopping ReadYay! is a great way to support early childhood literacy and book ownership for preschool children in your town.


Preschool children in your town will receive free books mailed directly to their homes every month courtesy of ReadYay! and ReadYay!'s Yay! More Free Books Initiative through First Library™ (firstlibrary.org) and other programs/affiliates like Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and PJ Library with your every purchase.


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Children who live in print-rich environments and who are read to during the first years of life are much more likely to learn to read on schedule.

Southern Early Childhood Association, "Making Books Part of a Healthy Childhood."

Free Books for First Born Children 

 Giving the love of reading, one book at a time.

First Library

WE DON'T JUST GIVE, WE ENGAGE!

First Library (firstlibrary.org) is a NJ nonprofit dedicated to promoting early childhood literacy through book ownership, educational support and library patronage. All they ask is that parents read to their child daily and maintain local library patronage.


Children registered in their literacy program receive a free, brand new, age-appropriate book each month until the age of 5 at no cost or financial obligation to their families.


The free books from First Library through from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library are a mixture of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction for children. Children receive books appropriate for their age on different subjects like rhyming, nursery rhymes, letters, safety, diversity and school preparation.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 

 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (imaginationlibrary.com) is a nationwide program that selects and mails a free book to children from birth to age 5 monthly.


These high-quality, age appropriate books are chosen by experts in the education and writing field and are based on the child's age. The program's mission is to instill a love and appreciation of reading in every child, starting at birth, making the experience fun and meaningful.


Ms. Parton created the program in 1995 so that every preschool child in her home of Sevier County, Tennessee, would have their own library of books that would encourage in them a love of reading and learning.


Each child, regardless of gender, race or income, registered in the Imagination Library program received a book each month until the age of five, paid for by Ms. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation. Ms. Parton offered replication of the Imagination Library program to any community that was able support it through a sponsored affiliate program.


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.  

PJ Library 

 

PJ Library (pjlibrary.org) is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, A North American Jewish non-profit organization based in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It was created in December 2005 as 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.


The free books or equivalent through First Library to PJ Library connect a new generation to a colorful world of Jewish history, tradition, and values.