Library tops 100,000 books given away

Greene County News

GREENE COUNTY — June marks 100,000 books given away by the Greene County Public Library through their collaboration with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a program that delivers new, age-appropriate books into the hands of Greene County children ages 0-5 once per month. The goal is to build early literacy skills to help children succeed later in life. The program, which the library started in December 2013, has reached thousands of Greene County children.

Currently more than 4,000 children are enrolled and more than 1,800 have graduated.

“This program changes lives,” says library director Karl Colón. “Few things have the positive lifelong impact that reading provides. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library helps make reading a regular part of a child’s life.”

To sign up for Greene County Public Library’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, a child must be no older than five and be a resident of Greene County. Sign-ups can be found at

For more information please visit the library’s website at The library system consists of seven locations: Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Cedarville, Fairborn, Jamestown, Yellow Springs, and Xenia.

Story courtesy of the Greene County Libraries.

Story courtesy of the Greene County Libraries.