Imagination Library is a FREE program for any Bradley County child aged birth to 5 years old.
Research has shown us just how important those early years are for being adequately prepared for school and this is one way to help! A child has a more significant chance of success just being exposed to a book, and we are determined to get books in the hands of every eligible Bradley County child.
You can pick up registration forms at our office (85 Ocoee St. SE, Cleveland, TN 37311) or register online.
Who is Eligible?
Any child from birth until five years old who lives in Bradley County, TN, is eligible for this program!
What are My Responsibilities?
1. Register your child in our office or online.
2. Notify the United Way of the Ocoee Region if your address changes. (Log in to the “Parent Area” if you have already have a parent account. This will take you to the Imagination Library page where you can update your child's address directly in the system. If you do not have a parent account, see “Imagination Library Change of Address” box below.)
3. Read with your child! Research recommends reading 20 minutes a day with your child. This will not only allow you to bond with your child, but reading together will also introduce your child to new vocabulary, sounds, and a sense of imagination.
When Will I Receive Books?
A book will arrive at your home no later than twelve (12) weeks after your registration information has been submitted. A new book will continue to arrive each month until your child turns five or you move out of Bradley County.
How Can I Help?
If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to children, donations can be sent to: United Way of the Ocoee Region, P.O. Box 193, Cleveland, TN 37364.
Also simply letting your child’s teachers, friends’ parents, and local businesses know about this program encourages parents to enroll their children in the program. Because this program promotes literacy and love of reading, you are partnering with the United Way to support a healthy community!