The DeGood Foundation sets Imagination Library Launch Date


The DeGood Foundation launched in July of 2017 with a mission to improve the lives of children in Newport News and Hampton Roads through programs for change in youth education, literacy, and leadership. Since then, careful strategic planning and partnerships have taken place for one ultimate goal. Fight illiteracy with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program where children who are registered with the program will receive a free brand-new, age-appropriate book in the mail every single month from the time their born until they start Kindergarten at age five. The Imagination Library inspires a love of books, reading, and learning within the hearts and minds of children while preparing them for Kindergarten and their education beyond.

The Imagination Library is scheduled to launch in select zip codes 23606 (Newport News) and 23692 (York County) on March 9th, 2019 at a launch event at Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts.