Imagination Library

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As a result of the United Way’s investment and the financial support of other local donors, every child under the age of five who resides in Midland County is eligible to receive a FREE age appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday. Who doesn’t love free books?!

Early literary skills are essential to a child’s success in school and throughout life. Recognizing the need to strengthen and support early literacy in the community to ensure all young children get the best start possible, Success By Six and the Midland County ESA partnered with the United Way to launch Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in January 2006. Since then, over 178,000 books have been delivered to children in Midland County!

For more information, to enroll your child, or inform us of a recent address change please call Madison Schwind and at 492-7700 or send an email to
Register Your Child Today!
Click here to enroll your child online (must be a resident of Midland County)

Click here to change your address (as long as it’s still in Midland County)

Not a resident of Midland County?

Here is a list of neighboring counties that offer the Imagination Library program:
Bay/Arenac Jill Bialek Bay Arenac ISD 989-667-3223
Clare/Gladwin Roxie Greenman Clare-Gladwin RESD 989-386-8618
Gratiot/Isabella Shelly Jones Gratiot-Isabella RESD 989-875-5101
Saginaw Kayla Petz United Way of Saginaw County 989-755-0505 ext. 216

If you don’t live in one the counties listed above, visit: to see if there is an Imagination Library program where you live.

Unwrap the magic of books for a Midland County Child. Make a donation. 

Contributions from Midland County citizens are an important source of funding for Imagination Library. Each gift, large or small, has the potential to place the magic of books and reading in the hands of a waiting child. Your gift of support to the Imagination Library helps underwrite the cost of one book per month for one child for five years. You’ll be creating a child’s personal library of 60 books!

Let the magic begin!

Your gift of:
$30 provides 12 months of home delivered books for one child
$60 lets two children unwrap the magic of books for 12 months
$90 brings the magic of books to three children for 12 months
$150 provides books for one child for five years

All gifts are tax deductible

Donate by Mail

Donations should be made payable to Midland County ESA and mailed to Kim Clark at 337 Lemke Midland, MI 48642

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