Kiwanis launches Imagination Library program

July 2019 Posted in Community

Along with the start of the summer reading program at the Silver Falls Library came the start of a new book program for the community – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL). The program, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Silverton, mails one free high-quality, age-appropriate book a month to children from birth until their fifth birthday.

In the program’s first three weeks, 125 local children enrolled and were entered into the DPIL registration system. Their first book will arrive in six to nine weeks.

Kiwanis was able to launch the program locally thanks to the generosity of the community during the club’s inaugural Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee & Dessert and Wine Auction held last March. The next spelling bee will be held March 13, 2020.

“It’s been exciting to see the development of our community’s Imagination Library. From the idea stage to our spelling bee fundraiser to registering local children for free books,” said Kiwanis board member Sarah Walling. “It was especially fun to sign up my own son for the program.”

Registration is ongoing and forms are available at the Silver Falls Library.
The only requirement other than age is that the child must live within the boundaries of the Silver Falls School District or the Silver Falls Library District.

To learn more about Silverton’s Imagination Library, visit Facebook: SilvertonKiwanisDPIL or visit, or contact Christy Davis, Silver Falls Library Director at  503-873-5770 or Lisa Santana, Kiwanis President at 503-930-7793.

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