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The Oelwein Public Library’s chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, under the leadership of Library Director Susan Macken, continues to grow and cement its role as a fixture in the library’s programming and the lives of young residents.

To join the Imagination Library program, a community must have a local 501(c)3 nonprofit partner, which is necessary to secure nonprofit mailing rates. This nonprofit partner, who is responsible for paying $2.10 per enrolled child each month toward mailing and wholesale book purchasing costs, can then begin to enroll children up to 5 years old in the selected coverage area. The partner also works to promote the program locally.

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