Imagination Library

Expanding literacy for all Mendocino County children age 0-5

We have mailed 243, 468 Books Since 2009!

Donated to Mendocino County’s 0-5 year olds.

Register your child for Imagination Library - click here
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program designed to get books in the hands of kids and their families. First parents enroll their children in the program. Next, the child will receive a free book in the mail every month, from the time they sign up until their 5th birthday.

The first book is called “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper (Dolly Parton’s favorite) and the rest are tailored to the child’s age. For example, babies will receive hard bound books and 4 ½ year olds will receive paperback books.

Download a brochure in English including the registration form here or click here for a form in Spanish.

For the story about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program click here.

Thanks to this program, if a child is enrolled at birth they will have 60 books in their home by the time they enter kindergarten.

Raise & Shine (our non-profit organization) is pleased to sponsor this program in partnership with substantial support from FIRST 5 Mendocino. We also collaborate with community agencies such as The Community Foundation of Mendocino County, The Mendocino County Library and Mendo Baby.

If you need to change your child’s address, you may call Jasmin Blanc at Mendo Baby and give her an updated address, or you may email 

Support Imagination Library

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Local support is needed to sustain this program. The Imagination Library is absolutely free to participating families.

 To help keep it free, FIRST 5 Mendocino accepts donations to offset the $30 cost per child, per year.


You may donate online via our “DONATE ” button below

Write a check payable to: Imagination Library

Mail to:
Imagination Library
c/o FIRST 5 Mendocino

166 East Gobbi Street,
Ukiah, CA  95482

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2017 Donors and Sponsors
Al Molgaard
Alanna Ayres
Alisa Arrignton
Allyne Brown
Andree Begley
Anica Williams
Anne Molgaard
Anonymous Donor-Community Foundation
Barbara Ciro
Barbara McLean
Beatrice Karish
Bernice Strickland
Betty Brigham
Cindy Bodensteiner
Damian Family
Daniel Hibshman
David Riemenschnider
Debbie Banks
Del Mar Farms
Diana Cornell
Donna Schuler & Chris Thomas
Dr Jeremy Mann and Renée Gannon
Dr. Jim Flaherty
Elisabeth Pasternak
Francisca Ramirez
Fred Jacobs
George & Ruth Bradford Foundation
Gretchen Hahn
Jayma Spence
Jenna Munos
Jessica Kimball
John Chiarito
John Passalacqua for Law offices of John Passalacqua
Jonathan Middlebrook
Judy Weer
Jullia Giller & James Woodard
Kassandra Smith
Kathryn and Sonny Hoese
Kathy Brigham
Kenneth Hoek
Kim Smith
Kimberly Van Hoy
Larry & Pat Hartley
Law Office of Barry Vogel
Leslee Woll
Linda & Patrick Nagel
Linda Jupiter
Lucy Bayer
Lucy Kyne
Marie Santos Head
Marta Sligh
Mary Pettit
Melissa & David Milovina
Mendo Baby
Mendocino Coast Clinics. Inc.
Meredyth Reinhard
Michelle Hoomalu
Natalie Levchenko
Pauli Family
Phil & Kristin Dow
Phyllis Curtis
Rae Radtkey
Rodrigue Family
Ron & Francine Selim
Roseanne Ibarra
Sandra & Guenter Riegler
Savings Bank of Mendocino County
Sheryn Hildebrand
Tammy Moss Chandler
Tom & Shirley Schott
Tommie & Joyce Thompson
Zoey & Sam Fernandez


2016 Donors and Sponsors
Lucy Kyne and Rick Kale
William and Rose Waring
Ashleigh Weston
Tom & Shirley Schott
Jorge & Megan Allende
Rita and Kirk Vodopals
Monica Kemper
Elizabeth Ramseier
Del Mar Farms
Goija and Max Post
The Family of Cage Gordon (Alicia)
Doug and Allison Shapiro
Beatrice Karish
Lucresha Renteria
Beatrice Karish
Griffin Hodgkinson
Marta Sligh
Rotary Club of Fort Bragg
Gwen Matthews Ocampo
Kristi Ross
John Passalacqua
Jill and Jesse Damian
Sarah Nathe & Susan Tubbesing
Elizabeth Brigham
Margie Handley
Allan Molgaard
Dr. Larry and Pat Hartley
Linda Schupp
Shannon and George Phelan
Lorelei Cole
Del Mar Farms
Susan Vega-Pallesen
Anjes de Ryck
Saving Bank of Mendocino Co
Roger and Susan Coy
Robert and Mary Gustafson
Carolyn Strickland
Phyllis Curtis
Megan Van Sant and Steve Hahm
Redwood Empire Lions Club
Bernice Strickland
Sandy Applegate/David Riemenschneider
John and Sarah Bailey
Meredyth Reinhard
Charles and Martha Barra
Megan and Michael Perry
Cynthia Sauers
Ken and Brenda Hoek
Kiwanis Club of Ukiah
Zoey and Sam Fernandez
Lily and Alan Hudson
Sita Khufu
Phil and Kristin Dow
Dan Hibshman
Mendocino Forest Products
Sandra and Thomas Peters
Tom and Shirley Schott
Susan McLean
Shari Schapmire
Linda Jupiter
Deb Attaway
Barbara Ciro
Melissa and David Milovina
Kristin Frith Williams
Melissa Galicia
Northern Aggregates Inc
Dennis Lucido
Ukiah Valley Medical Center
Soroptimist Int. of Mendo/Sonoma Coast
Madlem Construction
Autumn Rose
Angela Setzer
Chet Anderson
Mike and Menaka Olson
Karen Edwards
Debra DeCarli
Gail Kavanagh
Carolyn Strickland
Maile and Niels Larsen
Linda and Patrick Nagel
Linda Lukas
Derek Dahlen
Michelle and Alexander Rich
Francine and Ron Selim
Gay Sibley
Myrinda Head
First Presbyterian Church
Diana Cornell
MacCallum Properties
Donna Pierson Pugh
Paul and Judy Tichinin
Dr Jeremy Mann and Renée Gannon
2015 Donors and Sponsors
Kim & Nathan Van Hoy
The MacCallum House
Sandy & Tom Peters
Rotary Club of Fort Bragg
Melissa Nestlerode
Lorelei L. Cole
Maria DeJesus Sandoval
Tom & Shirley Schott
Rotary Club of Fort Bragg
Katherine Dennett
Ron & Francine Selim
Girl Scouts of Northern CA #10462
Anne Molgaard
Rotary Club of South Ukiah
Tom & Shirley Schott
Polly Frenaye-Hutcheson
Allyson Miller
Zorah Everson
Rae Radtkey
Sarah Nathe & Susan Tubbesing
Ken and Brenda Hoek
Linda Schupp
David Riemenschneider and Sandra Applegate
Tom and Sandy Peters
Terry and Bernice Strickland
George and Shannon Phelan
Sandy O’Ferrall
Phyllis Curtis
Ana and Angel Carrillo
Benj Thomas and Susan Baird Kanaan
Melissa Garcia
Heather Douglas
Savings Bank of Mendocino County
George and Ruth Bradford Foundation
Elizabeth Brigham
JP Lohr and Kathy Brigham
Ukiah Natural Foods
Sherri and Lee Haldorson
Del Mar Farms
Willits Animal Hospital-Fred Jacobs
Allan Molgaard
Megan Van Sant and Steve Hahm
Madlem Construction
John Middlebrook/Darça Lee Nicholson (SP?)
Andrew and Ashley Faust
Anjes de Ryck and Thomas Simpson
Phillip and Kristin Dow
Jeremy Mann and Renee Gannon
Kiwanis Club of Ukiah
Linda Jupiter
Callander Mergener
Mary Pettit
Remi Zajac (made in child’s name- Meti Zajac)
Laurence and Pat Hartley
Jennifer Lotten
Coasting Home
Terri Robertson
Sylvia Hamren
Martin and Charlene Moyer
Vivian White/Kevin Murphy
Zoey and Sam Fernandez
Daphne Alexander
Mendocino Forest Products
Meredyth Reinhard
Tom and  Shirley Schott
Melissa Milovina
Diann Ells
Lily Caravello
Donna Pierson-Pugh
Carolyn Strickland
Paloma Patterson
Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast
James Williams
Erika Makino
Charles and Martha Barra
Chris and Kim Smith
Jill and Jesse Damian
Debbie Marks, MD
Megan Cavalli
Angela Setzer
Menaka Olson
First Presbyterian Church
Umpqua Bank
Megan and Dr. JJ Allende
Comm Found- Anonymous
Patricia Stratton Jordan
Rebecca Timme, M.D.
Blair Wickliffe
David Nelson
Linda Nagel
Donors/Sponsors 2014

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  • Bill Taylor
  • George and Ruth Bradford Foundation
  • Campovida
  • Fetzer Vineyards
  • Goosebottom Books
  • Shirin Bridges
  • Husch Vineyards
  • Jay Alison Moscariello
  • Jendi Coursey
  • Lovers Lane Farm
  • Menaka Olson
  • Mendocino Baby
  • Myrna Ogelsby
  • Redwood Health Club
  • Sandy and Thomas Peters
  • Sapothecary
  • Schat’s Bakery
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Black Oak Coffee Roasters
  • David Riemenschneider and Sandra Applegate
  • DH Designs
  • Grapevine Quilters
  • Kohl’s Cares
  • Jim and Maya Stuart
  • Linda Nagel
  • Mendo Lake Credit Union
  • Natasha Yim
  • Navarro Vineyards
  • Nelson Family Vineyards
  • Parducci Wine Cellars
  • Starbucks
  • Ukiah High School Interact Club
  • Katie Rychlicki
  • Abby Nolen
  • Natalie Loots
  • Melanie Underhill
  • Mary Pettit
  • Ally Beasley
  • Dan Hibshman
  • Leslie Kirkpatrick
  • Kate Feigin
  • Brian Nagel
  • Sherri and Lee E Haldorson
  • Jessie Nunes
  • Judith Kayser
  • Mindy Kittay
  • Sabra Lugthart
  • Melissa Elbert
  • Paige Doyle
  • Austyn Gaffney
  • Chandler Wherry
  • Carolyn Smith
  • Will Long
  • Townley Anderson
  • Rosemary Eddy
  • Aleyna Molgaard
  • Zane Molgaard
  • Michael Kisslinger
  • Charlie and Joan Kelly
  • Francine D Selim
  • Jordan and Julie Anderson
  • Willits Rotary
  • Rotary of South Ukiah
  • Soroptomists of the Mendocino Sonoma Coast
  • G. Patrick
  • Catherine and Jonathan Middleton
  • Holly and Michael Maynard
  • Lucille Bayer
  • Jill N Damian
  • Vivian K White and Kevin P Murphy
  • John T Bailey and Sarah Bailey
  • Lydia Villegas and Eriberto Villegas
  • Stephen Hahm and Megan Van Sant
  • Renee Gannon and Jeremy Mann
  • Savings Bank of Mendocino County
  • George and Ruth Bradford Foundation
  • United Way of the Wine Country
  • Carol Lowenheim Park
  • Mindy Kittay
  • John T Bailey and Sarah Bailey
  • Lani Kask
  • Laurence W. Hartley
  • Terri Davis
  • Richard Schneider
  • Stacy Schneider
  • Mary Thomas
  • Anne Molgaard
2013 Donors and Sponsors

United Way, Husch Vineyards, Mike Thompson and Heidi Dickerson, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, Pamela L. Rones, CPA, Darcy L. Deleon, Kristin Fraser, Michael B. Combs, Starbucks, Mendocino Baby, Insurance Mommy, Lovers Lane Farm, Renee Gannon, David Riemenschneider, Curves, Hollie Nass Photography, Ocotime, Schat’s Bakery, Mary L. Watter, V James Sligh, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Kira-kira Collage, Natasha Yim, Gretchen Maurer, Redwood Children’s Services, Shoefly and Sox, Adrienne Binder, Allison Miller and Ryan Miller, Andrea Bergamini, Andrea Heaney, Angel Carrillo and Ana Carrillo, Anita McAvoy, Anne Gould, Aleyna Molgaard and Michael Kisslinger, Anytime Fitness, April Tally, Aramark Linens, Ashley Bergen, Barbara Pope, Belinda Judelman, Bernard Kent Porter and Cyndi Smith Porter, Candi Whitman, Carolynn Hansen, Cassie Gibson Christina M Haslam, Cici Winger, Cloud Forest Institute, Coffee Critic, Congressman Mike Thompson , Courtney Hotchkiss, Curves of Willits, Dan Hamburg, Daniel Hibshman , Daniel R. Catone and Jennifer L. Catone, Daphne Macneil, David and Sandra Riemenschneider, Denise Kawkeka, Diane Pauli, Don & Leslie Barkley, Eileen Mitro, Ernest W Schupp III and Linda J Schupp, Fetzer Vineyards, Carol Crosby, George and Ruth Bradford Foundation, Goosebottom Books, Gretchen Maurer, Holes in the Wall, Hollie Nass Photography Holly Maynard, Husch Vineyards, J. David Brown and Allyne D. Brown, Jai Fults, Jaime Jacobson, Jamie Bobin, Jeannie Stephens, Jeffrey Bergamini, Jendi Coursey, Jennifer Frew, Jenny Liana, Jeremy Mann and Renne Gannon, Jessica Nunes, Jim and Maya Stuart, Jonah Walsh, Jone Duggan, Jordan Scarpari, Julie Drucker, Karen Crabtree, Kimberley Deetz-Hoover,Kira-kira Collage, Jenn Douthit, Kohl’s Cares, Laura Allman,Laurence W Hartley and Patricia A Hartley,Law Offices of David Riemenschneider, Leslie Kirkpatrick, Lisa Noel, Lovers Lane Farm, Lucresha Rentería, Lucy E Neely, Lydia Lopez, Lucy Neely, Margaret Sanchez, Margie Ruffridge, Mari Rodin, Marilyn T. Clawson, Mary Beth Bullock , Mary E. Pettit Mary Hatfield, Mary Lucinda Watter, Megan Van Sant, Melanie Kask, Menaka Olson, Mendo Lake Credit Union, Mendocino Baby, Mendocino Book Company, Myrna Oglesby, Nancy Johnson, Napa Smith Brewing, Natasha Yim, Nelson Family Vineyards, Nicole Abreyeva, OCO time, Pam Seay, Pamela L. Rones, Phillip J. Dow, Rebeca Lopez, Redwood Children’s Services, Redwood Health Club of Ukiah, Renee Gannon, Roseanne Castro, Sam and Zoey Fernandez, Sandy O’Ferrall, Sarah Hankins, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Schat’s Bakery Sean Flynn , Shannon and George PhelanShoefly and Sox, Silver’s at the Wharf, Simaine Cellars ,Stacey Cryer, Starbucks, Susan Yandell, Tina Rader, Terri Davis, Tom Olson and Pam Muckleroy, Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Umpqua Bank, Vivian White, William C.F. Long,Willow Mae Anderson, Ukiah Kiwanis, Linda K. Malone, Robert Benfield, Lou Anne Fredrickson, Leslie Murgatroyd, Patricia Spencer, Kristi and Michael Ross, Soroptimist International of Mendocino-Sonoma Coast, Michael B. Combs, Gualala Lions Club, Linda Reno, Diann Ells, Janet Biasca, Chad and Elizabeth Boardman, Jonathon & Christina Middlebrook, Sabra Lugthart, Kristine Ross, Phyllis Curtis, Paul & Anne Holden, Larry & Pat Hartley, Cathleen Crosby, Mendocino Coast Child Abuse Prevention Council, Dan Hamburg, Anne Molgarrd, Lydia and Eriberto Villegas, Rebecca A Laird, Jenni Wyatt and Samantha Lazaro, Chester E. Anderson, Judith Ann Coughlin, Andrew and Ashley Faust, Imelda Trejo, Tom and Shirley Schott, The Spencer Family, Mari Rodin, Ukiah High School Interact Club, Melissa Elbert