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Free Children’s Books for children under age 5. Our Church is the local sponsor of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a 60-volume set of children’s books given for free to those who Register and are legal residents of the Cairo-Durham School District. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name to you home. Registration can be done online at or forms can be picked up in the church office or at the Cairo Public Library.

Children Currently Enrolled: 183
Children Who Have Graduated: 497
Books Mailed to Children in District: 18,584

What is it?

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the classic "The Little Engine That Could." Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who is eligible?

Children (ages 0-5yrs.) who are residents of Cairo-Durham School District or connected to Resurrection Lutheran Church.

What are my responsibilities?

1. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by a parent or guardian. (Form must be approved and be kept on file with Resurrection Lutheran Church.) 
2. Notify Resurrection Lutheran Church any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. 
3. Read with your child!

When will my child receive their books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received. Books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the Cairo-Durham School District.

The Facts

• The program, launched by Dolly Parton and the Dollywood Foundation, aims to foster a love of reading among preschool children. Each month a free hardcover book is shipped to registered children from birth to the age of five.
• The books are chosen by a Dollywood Foundation committee of individuals with backgrounds in education, child development, academia and early childhood literacy.
• The Resurrection Lutheran Church (Cairo, NY) handles the registrations and sponsorships and places the monthly book order. However, books from Imagination Library do not contain religious content.

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