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A FREE Book-A-Month Program For All Children Living In Erie County From Birth to Age 5!

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but when you read regularly with your children during their first years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get!

Each month, a new, carefully selected book is mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. They look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from United Way's Imagination Library until they turn 5 years old, as long as you remain a resident of Erie County. Should your child move outside Erie County, they do exit the program. However, be sure to check the Dollywood Foundation website for an Imagination Library in your new community!

United Way's Imagination Library is a FREE gift to our children. All you have to do is read to your children.

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Please consider sponsoring a child.

Download the Imagination Library registration brochure

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The Imagination Library is funded 100% by local support of United Way of Erie County.


All children in Erie County, Pennsylvania from the day of birth until their 5th birthday are eligible!


Books begin arriving at your home, eight to ten weeks after your completed registration form has been received and continue until your child turns 5 or you move out of Erie County. If your child’s address changes, you must contact United Way of Erie County, (814) 456-2937, in order to continue receiving books.


Check out our most recent Imaginary Library Newsletters!

June 2023

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

Support for the Imagination Library is always welcome.

Please consider sponsoring a child.