Dolly Parton Library Graphic

Jan 24, 2023

Buckeye Community Bank staff and clients came together to raise funds to support the remarkable efforts of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, which started in 1995, sends children an age-appropriate, high-quality book each month starting at birth until their fifth birthday. All Lorain County children can participate, regardless of income, in the local Lorain County Imagination Library program at no cost to families.

The Stocker Foundation established the Lorain County branch to increase child access to print materials and encourage parents to read to their children daily. Research shows that reading to children at an early age promotes school readiness, develops vocabulary and strengthens emotional development.

“The Lorain County Imagination Library initiative is an excellent opportunity to empower children and equip them with the tools they need to succeed. It is with great pride that we support this effort that is proven to make a significant impact,” said Buckeye President and CEO Ben Norton.

Ms. Parton started the program as a tribute to her father, who she said was unable to fulfill his dreams due to his inability to read. Nationally, the program delivers over 24 million books each year. The Lorain County chapter annually delivers over 100,000 books to local children.

For more information about the Lorain County Imagination Library, visit