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Imagination Library: Free children’s books

I’ve posted about this before, but it’s been a long time so I thought I should mention it again. Sign your children up for the free Imagination Library program and they’ll receive one free book each month.

This program is not available in all areas, but it’s definitely worth checking into as I’ve heard they send very nice books.

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  • Beth says:

    Not available in the Scranton, PA area. 🙁

  • Jennifer says:

    We signed my son up for Imagination Library when he was just a month old. He is 2 1/2 now and has close to 30 books in our library from the program! Some books have only been read a few times, others (The Llama Llama Books, The Little Engine That Could) are read every day! An absolutely excellent program that includes some popular titles!

  • Kandace says:

    We did this for 2 years until they discontinued program in our area due to lack of funding. The books are nice and we definitely received some I never would have thought to buy but quickly became favorites. If they have it in your area, sign up and donate to support, if you can afford it.

  • Sarah says:

    Not available in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area either 🙁

  • Karie says:

    We are a part of this and the books are awesome! My kids look forward to getting their new books each month 🙂

  • ellen says:

    Not offered in NJ either! And my kids love love books…. 🙁

  • Dawn says:

    I had my youngest son signed up for this when we moved to TN, he loved it. They only receive books until they are 5 years old.

  • Kelly says:

    Not available in suburban Philadelphia, PA either.

  • Tina says:

    Baby shower gift? Sign up the new baby and make a $30 donation (split with someone else if that is more than you have allotted) that will cover a year’s worth of books. Also, in lieu of birthday presents for that kid that already has enough toys. Not a bad investment for 12 books!

    Also, check out “wegivebooks” dot com for free online reading. For every book you read, they will donate one to several causes that they have going on. 🙂

    • Emily says:

      Thanks for the reminder- we’ve read several books on We Give Books but haven’t done it in a while. It’s a great way to try out new books and support literacy charities too!

  • Emma K says:

    When we lived in TN both of my children received books for 2 1/2 years. I liked that they received different books in the mail and it wasn’t duplicate copies. We love books and the ones that they sent were for the most part quality books that we didn’t already own.

  • Sydney says:

    I am excited that the program is available in my city (NYC)!
    Are the books free?

  • Sydney says:

    Just read the title of the post again….I guess they are free:)
    Very excited for my tot to get her first free book!

  • Shelley says:

    Free–yes! It really was! I agree with the other posts about the quality of books. Many of them quickly became favorites around here too. It’s been a while, but I don’t recall any objectionable books either.

  • Molly says:

    Thank you! I was excited to find it in my area now, last I check it wasn’t. Signing up today 🙂

  • Christina says:

    not available in Palm Desert, bummer!

  • Jessica says:

    When my son was little (he’s now 8), it was free for us. However, the funding in our area also ran out so now they are charging $30 per year.

  • Kim says:

    Not available in our KY area!

  • Jenny in UT says:

    What a fun thing to mention. We signed up our daughter for this and it was so much fun to get a new book each month. I have to admit, it was a little sad when we got our last book when she turned five. Do hope all sign up for this.

  • Shannon says:

    We loved this program! My son, who is now 14, got in a year before he turned 5. My other kids all received books when the funding was available and they LOVED watching for their book in the mail. Great books! And it was a life saver when we were on a tight budget, since we are big on books at our house. I really believe my 7 year old is such a great reader because he fell in love with books at a very young age with this program. If it is available in your area, be sure to sign up!

  • Sarah says:

    Not available in northern L.A. county. Too bad – sounded fun. 🙂

  • Erica says:

    My son has been recieving books from this program since he was about 6 months old. They are always free and they are sent every month. Like others have posted, I would never have thought of some of the books we reciever, but sometimes he just falls in love with the stories. This is DEFINITELY a program worth signing up with.

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