Summer Learning and Activity Series

Check out our Summer Learning Series! Watch the youth activities and learn how make projects, or watch and listen to our Ready-Set-Read story time!

Youth in Action Videos and supply lists!
June 2 – Making Paper Bag Puppets! Click Here for supply List.
June 9 – Painting Rocks! Click Here for supply List.
June 16 – Button on a String Game! Click Here for Supplies.
June 23 – How to make a Piñata! Click Here for supply list.
June 30 – Making a Lego Balloon Race Car! Click Here for supplies.
July 7 – How to Make Calm Down Glitter Bottles! Supply List
July 14 – Making Marble Pencils! Click Here for supply List.
July 21 – Making a Paper Airplane! Click Here for Directions.
July 28 – Painting a flower and a Raptor Dino! Click Here for supplies.
Thank you all for participating in our Youth in Action activities!
Here is a short video of some fun we’ve had this summer – Enjoy!

Ready-Set-Read! Videos!
#1 – Ready-Set-Read! Benjamin Bumblebee
#2 – Ready-Set-Read! Brown Bear, Brown Bear
#3 – Ready-Set-Read! Mrs. Brice’s Mice
#4 – Ready-Set-Read! Let’s Go for a Drive!
#5 – Ready-Set-Read! The Gruffalo
#6 – Ready-Set-Read! Llama, Llama Red Pajama
#7 – Ready-Set-Read! Stormy Night
#8 – Ready Set Read! My Lucky Day
#9 – Ready-Set-Read! If You Give a Dog a Donut
#10 – Ready-Set-Read! Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
#11 – Ready-Set-Read! There Was an Old Woman who swallowed a Chick
#12 – Ready-Set-Read! There is a Hole in The Log at The Bottom of The Lake
#13 – Ready-Set-Read! Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
#14 – Ready-Set-Read! The Princess and the Kiss
# 15 – Ready-Set-Read! The Curious Little Kitten!
#16 – Ready-Set-Read! Violet the Pilot
#17 – Ready-Set-Read! Little Lost Angel

Mother reading to Son

Join us for some fun summer activities and weekly readings!
There is a weekly activity for your child to participate in. We also have book reading/story time for your child to listen in on. We want to encourage your child to stay active and continue to read. Therefore, we will be hosting readings and offering free resources for you and your child to use.
More information to come. Call our Office 334-567-2252.

The Elmore County Literacy Project

Our Elmore County Literacy Project offers books to children in the Elmore County area. Thanks to generous donors, we are able to extend a one time gift of books to the children of Elmore county ages 5 and under. If you would like your child to receive their one time package of books, call our office at 334-567-2252.

If you would like to sponsor children and continue this service call our office 334-567-2252. This service runs on donations from people like you. Thank you.

The Imagination Library

Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Elmore County

We are so glad to have been able to offer this service of the Imagination Library to the families of Elmore County. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial support, we cannot continue this service at the current time. Therefore it is temporarily closed until further notice.  While this program is completely free for the parent and child, the Alabama Parent Education Center covers the financial costs. At this time, we thank you for understanding our situation. We look forward to one day offering this service to the county again.

If you have any questions, or if we can be of further assistance, please call our office and let us know (334) 567-2252.

In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.

By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

In 2008, the Alabama Parent Education Center became an affiliate partner to provide the program’s services to Elmore County children under five years of age.  The Imagination Library of Elmore County exists to improve early childhood literacy for Elmore County children.

The program is funded and supported by generous community businesses partners and individual donors.

To see if there is availability in your county, go to and click “check availability.”

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