UWLES is the local program affiliate serving children ages birth to 5 living in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
If your child lives in another county or state, click here to see if there is an affiliate offering the program in your area (and if there is not, you can opt in for alerts when it's offered)
Founded in 1996, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a program that provides hundreds of thousands of books each month to registered children in participating communities all over the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Promoting a love of reading and learning as the building blocks for a strong foundation in education, we believe in helping children dream more, learn more, care more and be more. Since launching the program locally in 2012, UWLES has provided over 210,000 books to over 8,500 local children!
School systems from all four counties are helping us track the program's impact through analyzing the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment data... and across the Shore the children participating in Imagination Library perform higher and demonstrate stronger readiness for kindergarten!
To register your child for the program, please click the link above, or click here for a printable form and mail to: 803 N. Salisbury Blvd., Suite 2100, Salisbury, MD 21801. Please note it can take approximately 8 weeks from time of enrollment for the first book to be delivered. Books are delivered monthly up until the child's fifth birthday month. If you relocated, please contact UWLES to provide a change of address as soon as possible to avoid service interruption. Thank you!