Verde Valley Imagination Library grows through Rotary and Community Support

All four Rotary Clubs in the Verde Valley (Sedona, Sedona Red Rocks, Sedona Village, and Verde Valley) and visiting Rotary District Governor, Jim Erickson, (far left) were proud to present a check for $14,000 to the Verde Valley Imagination Library (VVIL) that now mails 1,750 free books every month to children from infancy to age five who live in the Verde Valley.  VVIL is a non-profit program that is only possible through community support.
“The Rotary Club of Sedona began this program in Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek in 2012,” said Club President Holli Ploog. “Thanks to the financial and volunteer support from the four Rotary Clubs in the Verde Valley, the Verde Valley Imagination Library has been able to expand to all communities in the Verde Valley.” 
Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly Parton started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans four countries and mails over 1 million free books each month to children around the world.
VVIL’s book program is free to all children living in areas that fund the program. The $14,000 donation pays for 6,510 books including mailing and $26 gives the gift of 12 books a year for each child enrolled in the Verde Valley Imagination Library. To enroll Verde Valley children or make tax deductible donations go to: