Dolly Parton Imagination Library Arrives in Beaufort SC

Two local nonprofits launch book gifting program in Beaufort County South Carolina
BEAUFORT, S.C. - July 30, 2020 - PRLog -- My First Books SC – Beaufort County and Born To Read, Inc. are pleased to partner to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library book gifting program to preschool children in Beaufort County South Carolina.

My First Books SC – Beaufort County and Born To Read, Inc. would like to acknowledge the efforts of Beaufort County Senior Leadership Alumni and The Beaufort Fund for their diligence to bring this program to the area.

Eligible recipients will begin to receive books eight to 10 weeks after the registration form has been received and continue until the child turns five years old or moves out of Beaufort County South Carolina.

As many as one-third of South Carolina children enter kindergarten without the literacy skills they need to succeed.

Inspired by her own father's inability to read and write, Dolly Parton's dream was to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families by gifting them with a specially selected book each month. This means a free, age-appropriate book will be mailed each month to children enrolled in the program from birth to age 5 living in Beaufort County South Carolina.

Residents of Beaufort County South Carolina may submit an official registration form at

Businesses, organizations, or individuals who would like to donate funds to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Beaufort County South Carolina can be made online at or mailed to:

Please make your check payable to:
My First Books SC
Palmetto Project
4500 Fort Jackson Boulevard, Suite 150
Columbia, SC 29209

Parties interested in discussing a corporate or foundation sponsorship? Please contact Nell Killoy at 803-779-4875 or 803-917-1168.

About Born to Read, Inc.

Born To Read Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization promoting early literacy in the Lowcountry. Since the inception of the program our volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in the local Beaufort County South Carolina Birthing Centers. For more information about Born To Read, Inc. visit

About My First Books – SC

My First Books South Carolina is a pre-reading, school readiness program for children from birth to age five, developed to ensure all children in South Carolina enter kindergarten with basic literacy skills essential to successfully advancing to first grade and beyond. To learn more about My First Books – SC visit

About Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5, no matter their family's income.  To learn more about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library visit

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