(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Community Fund and Kent Memorial Library are proud to announce the launch of their partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL). The Kent Community Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to help individuals meet emergency needs and to support community charitable programs serving the citizens of Kent. KML’s educational mission blends perfectly with the Community Fund’s goals and those of DPIL, and we are actively recruiting participants for this wonderful opportunity to enrich the lives of local children. Each month, registered children ages 0-5 who reside in Kent, CT, will receive an age- appropriate book absolutely free to the family via US mail. It’s easy to sign up – just stop by the Library and pick up a form and your first free book. The Kent Community Fund’s resources will support the monthly book deliveries. “The Kent Community Fund is excited to be working with the Kent Memorial Library to bring this great reading program back to the children of Kent,” says KCF Board member Joe Speranzo. Registration materials will also be available at Joe’s shop in downtown Kent, Sundog Shoe and Leather, and at various outreach efforts in local schools. 

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has gifted well over 167 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.8 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. 

Visit the Library or call 860-927-3761 with questions or to register. You can also reach out to Joe at 860-927-0009.

Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.