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Janaury 2023
Imagination Library eNews
Information and resources for Imagination Library families
As of December 2022, 📚 1,005,744 books have been delivered to more than 27,824 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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Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration is just around the corner! School districts across Erie County will begin registering incoming kindergarten students this spring, some as early as March. We encourage you to check with your local school districts to find out additional information on kindergarten registration.
Imagination Library Book Spotlight
Ice Cream Face
Heidi Woodward Sheffield

As far as ice-cream-loving kid is concerned, every meal should include ice cream.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

This book goes through the highs and lows, anxieties and elation, involved in waiting in line to get ice cream. This type of experience is extremely relatable to what us human beings face each and every day when dealing with certain situations and our emotions.
Keep Your Family Going This Month!
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.