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Ohio Governor's Imagination Library



The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is starting a new chapter to improve early childhood literacy across Ohio. We are putting books in the hands of children across Ohio to give every child the chance to succeed inside and outside the classroom.


Our goal is by 2021, every age-eligible child in Ohio will have access to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library regardless of where they live. As our program continues to grow, we hope to one day be sending a new book to every single child, from birth to age five, in Ohio.

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library was inspired by First Lady Fran DeWine’s passion to improve the lives of Ohio’s children. First Lady DeWine first learned about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library through her grandchildren’s participation in the program at their local library in Greene County. She saw the impact these books were having on her own family and their community and wanted every child across Ohio to have that same opportunity.

Have questions about the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library? We have answers! Click here to visit our FAQ page.

Portage County OGIL

There are currently over 1,100 children enrolled in OGIL in Portage County. To sign up for your child to recieve books, click here.