About K-Ready

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

In 2013, thanks to the Wayne County Foundation’s Challenge Match Grant, K-Ready received funding to enroll 600 children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. These 600 children will receive 12 books, one each month, for a year. The Imagination Library’s research shows that children enrolled in this program are significantly better prepared to learn when they start school than their peers who are not enrolled. K-Ready is targeting families that might not have the means to have books in their homes to be in this program. In 2014, again thanks to the Wayne County Foundation’s Challenge Match Grant, the K-Ready program will be able to enroll over 680 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library as well as keeping the other 600 children on the Imagination Library program.

K-Ready Goals

  • To increase the number of children in Wayne County, Indiana who are prepared to learn when they start school.
  • To encourage parents to read with their children everyday from the day they are born.
  • To insure that children have books in their homes.

By partnering with the local hospital, doctors offices, preschools, social service agencies and local school districts, K-Ready works to find children and make sure these children have books in their homes.

Current Collaborators

  • Centerville-Abington Community Schools
  • Nettle Creek School Corporation
  • Northeastern Wayne School Corporation
  • Richmond Community Schools
  • Western Wayne Schools
  • Head Start (3-6yrs)
  • Early Head Start (6m-3yrs)
  • Wayne County Clinic
  • EXCEL Center
  • Early experiences in Childhood Education and Learning
  • Pediatric and Internal Medicine
  • Reid Hospital
  • Richmond Housing Authority
  • Wayne County Clinic
  • Wayne County Minority Health Coalition
  • Wayne County Public Libraries
  • Wayne County Trustee
  • Area Churches