You Can Change The Story for Yamhill County Children

When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. They are better prepared for school and better prepared for life. In fact, research has shown that the number of books in a child’s home is significantly linked to reading scores. The more books, the better the score.

The Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) has partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide a steady stream of high-quality books to our community’s youngest members. Through the program, books are delivered directly to the child’s home – one per month – until he’s 5 years old. That means, by the time he goes to kindergarten, he’ll have his own library full of wonderful worlds and far-off places. He’ll be more excited to read and to learn, setting him up for a productive future.

Investing in early childhood literacy can generate returns up to $16 for every $1 spent! Long-term benefits of early childhood investment include reduced crime rates, reduced grade retention and increased high school graduation rates.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a program that provides support to every family in the community with a child age under five years old. Can you imagine what our schools and our workforce would look like if every child were read to prior to starting school? You can make that dream come true by lending your financial support.

If we reach our enrollment goal of 3,000 children in 2018 the cost to cover the program will be $75,000. We need the support of the community!

We’re looking for individuals and businesses to support this program at the following levels. Sponsorship donations are tax deductible.

YAMHILL COUNTY IMAGINATION LIBRARY SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Sponsorship Level Sponsorship Benefit
READING BUDDY
($500 – $999)
Provides a year of books for 20 children
Imagination Library vinyl window cling for your business
Name on website
Name on annual ad in newspaper
STORY TELLER
($1,000 – $2,499)
Provides a year of books for 40 children
Imagination Library vinyl window cling for your business
Name on website
Name and small logo on annual ad in newspaper
HEAD LIBRARIAN
($2,500 – $4,999)
Provides a year of books for 100 children
Imagination Library vinyl window cling for your business
Name on website
Name and medium logo on annual ad in newspaper
Sponsor name on book mailing label for 1 month
LITERARY AGENT
($5,000 and above)
Provides a year of books for 200 children
Imagination Library vinyl window cling for your business
Name on website
Name and large logo on annual ad in newspaper
Sponsor name on book mailing label for 2 months
Sponsorships are 100% tax deductible.