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1 MILLIONTH book coming to a shelf near YOU!
We are very excited to share this monumental milestone with you!
December 2022
Imagination Library eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
As of November 2022, 📚 1,000,000 books have been delivered to more than 27,599 children in Erie County.💯💰100% of Imagination Library program funds are raised by support to United Way of Erie County. Learn More and register an Erie County child under the age of 5 in your
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Countdown to 1 Millionth Book!!!
United Way of Erie County is counting down to our one millionth Imagination Library book being received by an Erie County family in December 2022! Thanks to Kara Coleman at Erie News Now, we can hear about one family's involvement in Imagination Library and what that has meant to them. Learn more
The Nutcracker
United Way of Erie County is partnering with Erie Contemporary Ballet Theater (ECBT) for their Nutcracker performances at Mercyhurst University's Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center on November 26th and 27th.

Here, we will get to highlight the Imagination Library program just days before we kickstart the Month of Millionth!
Imagination Library Book Spotlight
The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats

In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers.

Univeral in its appeal, this story beautifully depicts a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

The quiet fun and sweetness of Peter's small adventures in the deep, deep snow is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day. Watch the read aloud!
Keep Your Family Going This Month!
Erie Otters: Imagination Library Night
To kickoff the Month of Millionth, we are excited to be partnering with the Erie Otters Hockey Club for their Imagination Library Night on November 30th at the Erie Insurance Arena.

Ramping up to the game, Otto and members from the Otters went to Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary, a United Way community school, to read some Imagination Library books to students. They loved it!
Quality Early Care and Education Help is Available!
Erie’s Future Fund wants more children to be prepared for success in kindergarten and life. The Fund provides scholarships to children from low-income families to attend a high-quality early childhood education program within Erie County.

Through the federal Head Start program, Child Development Centers offers a free, full-day preschool program to 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children that includes breakfast, lunch, snack, and transportation at select locations. Families can learn more about the Head Start program by calling 814-480-9505 or beginning their enrollment online at

If your family resides in Erie County, has an annual income at or below 185 percent of the poverty level and have a child who will be attending kindergarten in one or two years, your child may be eligible for these scholarships! Learn more about quality early care here.
Erie Family Center's Diaper Depot
Thanks to support from United Way of Erie County, the Erie Family Center's Diaper Depot is now countywide and expanding! Be sure to check out the Erie Family Center for complete information on upcoming Diaper Depot distribution events. Learn more
Help is one call away.

Please remember to dial United Way's 211 helpline when you need help or face times of uncertainty. A trained operator will connect you with information about financial assistance, counseling, food/clothing/shelter, health services, substance abuse and much more! It's always free and confidential.

You can also text your zip code to 898-211 to be helped by 211.
If you are not receiving books, or have a specific question about the Imagination Library please contact Joanna Peters via email or phone (814) 456-2937 ext. 233.