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Read SI, is the local affiliate partner of the

Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

The partnership includes over 20 agencies, individuals, and programs from across southern Illinois and is facilitated by the Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families, the Southern Illinois Community Foundation and the Walker Borum Foundation. Regional participation in the Imagination Library is made possible only through the generous contributions of community and corporate donations and sponsorships, along with an investment by the state of Illinois which covers half of the cost for each child enrolled.
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PO Box 1772
Marion, IL 62959

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Parton’s Platinum Partners $10,000+

Anonymous Donor!

Jolene’s Jewels $2,500+

Child Care Resource & Referral
Walmart – Carbondale

Sequin Society $1,000+

Kiddie Kollege
Merredith Peterson
Watermark Foundation
Walmart – Carmi
Walmart – Marion
Southern Illinois Healthcare

9-5 Friends Under $1,000

Lori Longueville
Gail Dixon
Melody Hof
Anonymous
Shelley Hudspath
Margaret Roberston
Brynn Freed
Susan Pearlman
David & Sandy Vukadinovich
Susan Barry
Lindsey Yordy
Anonymous
Roger & Pamela King
Tracy Bost
Cecily Roorick
John Robertson
Tonya Frehner
Nina Wargel
Colleen McLaughlin
Shannon Green

Organizing Partners:

Operational Partners: Agencies and Individuals Participating in Operational Committees

Cairo Public Library- Toya Wilson
Carbondale Public Library – Jennifer Robertson
Carbondale Elementary School District 95 -Janice Pavelonis
CCR&R, John A Logan College- Missy Brown
Crab Orchard Library, Erin Steinhultz, Elizabeth Spezia
Little Sprouts – Beth Conner
Lutheran Social Services – Lindsey Yordy, Mary Beth Long
Marion Carnegie Library – Loretta Broomfield
ROE 30 – Julie Bullard

Community Partners: Promotion and Enrollment

Birth to Five Region Illinois 20- Janice Crow
Birth to Five Region Illinois 21- Tonya Frehner
Birth to Five Illinois Region 30- Zena Madison
University of Illinois Extension-Toni K Wright
Kiddie Kollege- Jill Andrews
Project CHILD- Tranae Brockhouse
SIUC Head Start- Dr Lea Maue
Southern Region Early Childhood
WADI Head Start- Amber Jackson