Terra State to receive grant for Imagination Library

Imagination Library

Terra State Community College has been awarded a grant through the Sandusky County Communities Foundation. The foundation provides charitable donations to community organizations that aim help to improve the quality of life for residents.

The grant, which totals to $5,040, will be used to purchase over 400 books for children in Sandusky County as a part of Imagination Library. Imagination Library was started in 1995 by Dolly Parton, in effort to distribute books to children across the U.S. and is now recognized in five countries.

Children ages 0 through 5 in Sandusky County are eligible to receive one book a month, up until their fifth birthday. Books are mailed to the children at no extra cost to their families. Interested parents, guardians or family members can visit imaginationlibrary.com and click “Check Availability” to sign up their child.

The grant was awarded to Terra State at Sandusky County Communities Foundation’s annual grants award program in October. Amy Kreilick, the College’s librarian, accepted the award on behalf of Terra State.

“I’m so excited that the Terra State College Foundation has gotten involved with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  As a mom, teacher, and librarian I know the importance of reading and acquiring this much-needed skill at an early age,” said Kreilick, “Especially in the time of COVID-19 it may be more difficult for families to travel to libraries or other programs due to reduced hours, so receiving books in the mail is perfect.”