Board Members



Mary Moreton



Emily Ferris

Vice President


Sarah Siebert



Alex Sanders



Ramona Brawner


Rebecca Cleary


Michael Cormack


Vicki Fowlkes


Kaytee Hazlewood


Hanna Lee


Kathy Neff


Sally Quong


Jennifer Yancy



Sarah McLellan

Executive Director


Leigh Carole Mullins

ABLE Program Administrator

November 1, 2018




Dear Community Member,



In this season of giving thanks, we are grateful 

for the simple gifts of family and books.



The Dolly Parton Imagination Library puts books directly into the hands and homes of local kids with a focus on low-income children. Independent studies show it dramatically increases their kindergarten readiness scores by making reading part of their family routine starting at birth.


With funding from the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County, we have provided this program to local kids since 2009. Thanks to our partnerships with organizations like the Health Department, More Than a Meal, WIC Center, Rotary’s Christmas Store, Books and Bears, and others, we focus on recruiting low-income children who have far less access to books... and this is where we are making the biggest difference!


“My three-year-old loves books. We read at least three every night and she picks up books on her own several times a day to look through them. We are so grateful to the Imagination Library program for introducing us to new books we wouldn't have discovered otherwise and for helping my daughter build her own library. Books are expensive to buy and the IL books have been a boom to her collection. Thank you so much for the books, for caring about reading and our daughter's literacy. You have helped spark a love for books that hopefully will burn strong her entire life. Thank you.”– parent of DPIL participant




This holiday season, you can help ensure our community’s kids have access to books regardless of income.


For just $25, a local child can receive a quality, age-appropriate book in the mail every month for a year. $100 provides this for four kids. A $500 gift provides 240 books to 20 kids across one year. $1,000 means 480 books to 40 children!


  • If you believe in the power of reading to change young lives, give a gift.

  • Do your children or grandchildren love books? Give a gift in their names.

  • If your child receives Dolly Parton Imagination Library books and you are able, pay it forward and give a gift. 


GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY in honor of a family member, friend, co-worker or teacher too! We’ll send them a card and let them know how your gift in their honor will make a difference in a child’s life right here in our community.


Simply return the enclosed form with your check. To make it even easier, you can visit and GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY with just a click.


This holiday season, we hope you’ll join us in giving thanks for the simple things and GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY to a child in your community.





Sarah McLellan

Executive Director


P.S. GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY before December 11 in order to ensure our card arrives before Christmas!

P.O. Box 3177, Oxford, MS  38655  •  (662) 234-4234  •

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