"You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children."

Pioneer Library System is proud to announce that we have partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to bring this program to Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie Counties. Imagination Library puts books into the hands of children under five, living in our service area, every month for FREE! 

Each Imagination Library book is expertly selected, age-appropriate and personalized with your child’s name on the mailing label. Each month, a book will be delivered directly to your home for a special experience that will get your child excited about reading. 

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Step 1: Register

Parents must register each child under five in their family. Signing up online is the easiest and quickest way to enroll, or you may complete a bilingual paper registration form. Once you have registered, you should receive an email directly from Imagination Library confirming your acceptance into the program.

If you believe you should be eligible based on your address, but  you are having trouble registering, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your mailing address or call or visit your local branch location so we can check your eligibility and make adjustments to our system as we roll out this service.

Step 2: Read

Reading with your child every day is one of the best ways to prepare them for success in school and life. Your child’s first book will arrive in 6-10 weeks. After the initial wait, your child will receive a book every month until they turn 5! Please keep in mind that PLS is not involved in the shipping process. All books are sent through the US Postal Service.

Step 3: Keep Your Address Updated

Parents must update their address each time they move. Books are not forwarded with the mail. Visit the online Parent Portal to update your profile.

 

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Do all children receive the same books?

Each child within an age group receives the same monthly book.

Imagination Library makes sure children receive an appropriate book by allocating them to an age group based on their year of birth.

What can I do if my child is NOT eligible for the program?

If your child is too old or does not live in our service area, there are still plenty of ways that you can use your local library to help your child become a better and more active reader. The Library has programming for school aged children and Story Times for children from birth-5 years old. Visit our events calendar to find our programming for children and all ages. 

If you believe you should be eligible based on your address, but  you are having trouble registering, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your mailing address or call or visit your local branch location so we can check your eligibility and make adjustments to our system as we roll out this service.

How do I get my login information?

If an email address was added to your child’s record upon registration, this will serve as your username. If you do not know your password, please request a new password using the New Password/Forgot Password link on the login page. If you require further assistance contact our Imagination Library team via email.

Do you offer bilingual books? How do I get bilingual books?

Yes, the Imagination Library does include some bilingual (English/Spanish) books for children living in the U.S., and they are always working to expand that selection. 

How long does it take to start receiving books?

After you register your child, it may take up to six to nine weeks for the first book to arrive. After that, the books will arrive every month.

Is there a registration deadline?

No. Registration is ongoing. However, please keep in mind that only children ages birth to 4 years and 11 months old are eligible to receive books. If your child is older than 4 years and 11 months at the time of registration, they will not be eligible for the program.

What if I no longer want my child to receive free books?

If you no longer want to receive books, you can log into your account and select to discontinue your book delivery at any time.

I’ve stopped receiving books, what should I do?

Make sure your account and mailing address are up to date by going to the login page and verifying your information. If you are unable to resolve your issue contact our Imagination Library team via email.

How do I know if my child was accepted into the program?

If you provide an email address with your registration you will be notified via email when the registration is approved. Please keep in mind that it does take 6-9 weeks for books to start arriving after approval.  

When will my child stop receiving books?

Upon turning 5 years of age, your child will stop receiving a monthly book. In addition, if your child moves to an address outside of the Pioneer Library System service area, they will no longer be eligible to receive books.

Do you offer audio books or books in Braille?

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Penguin Group, USA, an ever expanding collection of titles will be available as free downloadable children’s audio books and for those who prefer, there will be many titles available in braille from APH. These will be offered free-of-charge to eligible families and may be purchased at a low cost by all others. For more information, visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/audio-braille/.

How will my child receive their books?

All books will be delivered to the address you provided us at registration by the U.S. Postal Service. If you believe that you are having issues with your delivery please confirm that you have the correct address listed in your account information and then contact the post office closest to your mailing address. 

The Library is not responsible for lost or stolen packages. The books are processed through Dolly Parton Imagination Library, PLS has no control over this process.

Who is eligible to receive free books?

This program is open to all children who reside either full-time or part-time at an address within Cleveland, McClain, or Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma. Children must be 4 years and 11 months old or younger to qualify. Any child older than 4 years and 11 months at the time of registration is not eligible for the program.

What kinds of books will you be sending?

Children will receive books that are appropriate for their age. Books are selected by professionals who choose books that reflect a diversity of people and cultures, and that promote self-esteem and a love of reading.

What if I have more than one child who is eligible?

Regardless of the number of eligible children in your household, every eligible child will receive their own book each month.

What happens if I move?

If you move, please log into your account to change the primary address you have listed in your account. 

Can I register my niece, nephew, grandchild, etc., even though I am not their parent or guardian?

No. You must be the child’s parent or legal guardian to register them for this program.