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.

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
  • Pediatric and Internal Medicine
  • Reid Hospital
  • Wayne County Clinic
  • Wayne County Public Libraries
  • Wayne County Trustee
  • Area Churches