Life in Colorado

Imagination Library/ Dolly Parton Foundation

October 6, 2019

When Sara Randall moved to Denver from California in 2014, she was familiar with the program from her work in the nonprofit sector, and couldn’t believe it didn’t already exist in her new zip code. Randall, with the help of a few volunteers, started the Imagination Library of Denver (ILD), which now serves 900 kids in three Denver zip codes (80205, 80211, and 80220).

“This program is proven to increase kindergarten readiness and kids in the program test higher on assessments,” says Randall, director of ILD. “But more than that, parents are happy to see their kids become interested and excited about reading.”