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Sandy Creek Central School District

Sandy Creek District children eligible for free Imagination Library books

Sandy Creek Elementary School Principal Tim Filiatrault reads a story to pre-schoolers in the district.
Sandy Creek Elementary School Principal Tim Filiatrault reads a story to pre-schoolers in the district.
January 11th, 2019 by Lani Camp, Public Relations

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a free program available to children (newborn until age 5) that provides one book every month to children who are registered. The Sandy Creek Central School District is proud to be one of the first participating schools in Oswego County to offer this literacy initiative! Hannibal Central School District launched the program in the fall and other districts are poised to launch in the near future.

Dolly Partons Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Literacy Coalition of Oswego County and Dolly Parton.

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your childs name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Partons Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of the Sandy Creek Central School District. Should the child move outside the Sandy Creek Central School District, he/she automatically exits the program.

Dolly Partons Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! All you need to do is read to your children.

Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) of Sandy Creek Central School District.
What Are My Responsibilities?
1. Be a resident of the Sandy Creek Central School District.
2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with United Way of Greater Oswego County). Forms are available at the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Cogswell Free Library in Orwell, the Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library in Sandy Creek or in the Sandy Creek Elementary School office.
3. Notify United Way of Greater Oswego County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child's address changes, you must contact the United Way at 315-593-1900, ext. 201 in order to continue receiving books.
4. Read with your child.
When Will I Receive Books?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the Sandy Creek Central School District.
How Can I Help?
Do you know a preschool child in the Sandy Creek Central School District who is not receiving Dolly Partons Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure/registration form and encourage them to fill it out and mail it to the address below. Telling them about this FREE program can make a huge difference in their future and the future of our community.

Download the Imagination Library Brochure at the link below
https://www.citiboces.org/cms/lib/NY01914085/Centricity/Domain/6/Imagination Library brochure.pdf

If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, donations can be sent to:

United Way of Greater Oswego County
1 South First Street
Fulton, NY 13069.


Do you suspect abuse or maltreatment?
Contact: OCFS website http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/
Call our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 or have your Video Relay System provider call 1-800-342-3720
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.