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Help give every child the gift of reading

The Imagination Library in St. Clair County is funded through St. Clair County RESA, United Way of St. Clair County, and other local donors. The program costs approximately $25 per child per year, that is just over $2 a book.

Your donation will help bring literacy to the lives of children in St. Clair County.
$25 gives one child a book a month for one year.
$125 gives one child a book a month for five years. (60 total books)


If you would like to help grow a child's personal library and "Sponsor a Child" with a donation please download the donation brochure today.

Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation of St. Clair County

Imagination Library has established an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of St. Clair County to ensure this program is available for years to come.

Visit the Community Foundation of St. Clair County to make a gift to the Imagination Library Endowment Fund.

Check donations can be mailed to:

St. Clair County RESA
Attn: Imagination Library
499 Range Road, PO Box 1500
Marysville, MI 48040
*Checks intended for the endowment fund should be made out to the Community Foundation of SCC - Memo: Imagination Library

*Checks intended for current program costs should be made out to St. Clair County RESA- Memo: Imagination Library

Did you know?

  • Just as a child develops language skills long before being able to speak, the child also develops literacy skills long before being able to read. (National Research Council)
  • Children develop much of their capacity to learn in the first three years of life, when their brains grow to 90% of their eventual adult weight. (1998 Karoly study)
  • 75% of students who are poor readers in the third grade will remain poor readers in high school. (1997 Yale Study)

Goals of the program

The goals of the Imagination Library in St. Clair County are:

  1. Increase access to books in the home
  2. Increase literacy activities in the home
  3. Increase positive parent/child interaction
  4. Increase kindergarten readiness

These goals will be measured by a survey sent to parents with children enrolled in the program.