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Below are links that can help you learn more about the importance of reading with your child and resources to help you integrate reading into your daily routine. See what Addison County parents have to say about the Imagination Library on our testimonials page!


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - learn more about this program that has gifted 150,000,000+ books to children in 5 countries, including 150,000+ books to date through Addison County Readers!

Children's Literacy Foundation - offers literacy programs for at-risk children up to age 12 in Vermont and New Hampshire. 

Raising Readers - this Maine based literacy program offers valuable resources on their website including Why Is Early Literacy Important?



Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - The "Parent Resources" page includes a selection of videos with tips for reading specific books kids receive from the Imagination Library. 

Children's Literacy Foundation - The "Literacy Training Videos" page offers tips on reading and sharing stories with babies, toddlers and school-age children. 

Addison County Public Libraries


While many libraries have restricted in person access due to COVID, most are offering online book reservations with curbside pick up and drop off. 

Bixby Memorial Free Library  (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, Waltham)

The Children's Program page offers many COVID friendly ideas

Cornwall Library

Hancock Free Public Library

Ilsley Public Library  (Middlebury)

YouthTV offers a wealth of video options to keep kids engaged during COVID.

Lawrence Memorial Library  (Bristol)  

Although Story Hour is on pause due to COVID, the Virtual Kids Room page offers a great online alternative.


Lincoln Library

New Haven Community Library


Orwell Free Library

The Story Time Shorts page allows you to watch story time from anywhere. Each video is under 10 minutes.

Platt Memorial Library  (Shoreham)

Russell Public Library  (Monkton)

Salisbury Free Public Library 

Sarah Partridge Community Library  (East Middlebury)

Starksboro Public Library 

Community Resources

Minibury  Current information about activities, events and all things kid-related in Addison County (Addison Independent)

Kids VT  A resource for family-friendly events, activities, camps and classes across Vermont (Seven Days)


The inside jacket of each DPIL book includes tips for how to read the book to your child. 

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