Pierce and Pepin Counties Imagination Library
Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) charitable foundation, Pierce Pepin Cares, is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Pierce and Pepin Counties.
The Imagination Library was finally launched on August 7, 2021.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is open to every child living in Pierce or Pepin County, from birth to age five, regardless of financial status. Each child enrolled in the program receives a free, age-appropriate book via the United States Postal Service every month. The Dollywood Foundation pays for the books and Pierce Pepin Cares pays for the postage.
Dolly Parton established the Imagination Library in 1995 to honor her father who was illiterate.
In Wisconsin, there are 24 Imagination Library program affiliates with over 23,000 children currently enrolled.
The Pierce Pepin Imagination Library has served 718 children, with 626 currently enrolled, and 92 graduated.
PICTURE: PPCS employees Heidi Shepler, Will Tuchtenhagen, and Brandy Blanch display books area children have received through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.