Our Programs

 

Free Book Sign Up

Your child can be signed up to receive a free book every month until they turn 5 years old. In fact, you can sign your child up on the day they are born and receive 60 FREE age-appropriate, fun books by their 5th birthday. Popular books similar and sometimes even the same as those we sent out could be over $10 each at your local book store. Please take advantage of this wonderful early-literacy program! If you feel you could afford the books as a family but still want your child to feel the excitement of receiving a book of their very own in the mail every month, please consider donating $25 to the Lowndes County Imagination Library. This amount roughly covers our operating cost of sending one child twelve books over the course of the year; it's still much more inexpensive than 12 books from the bookstore and a great investment in your community.  

To sign up, please click the button to the right, scroll down on the imagination library page, and follow through with online registration. 

Availability

On-going

Location

Books are delivered straight to your door!

 

Island Paddle Fest

Island Paddle Fest is the Lowndes County Imagination Library's annual fundraiser. Typically held in early June, the paddle race occurs in historic downtown Columbus, MS. Categories for the race include racing kayaks, kayaks, and canoes. More information can be found at runsignup.org. Click the "Learn More" button to the right to be directed to runsignup. Once there, scroll down to the race search bar and type in Island Paddle Fest.

Availability

April-June

Location

The Riverwalk
Columbus, MS 39701

 

yearly Honey sales

Every year, the Lowndes County Imagination Library conducts a local honey sale. This sale typically occurs in late summer depending on supply. Jars are sold by the lb for $15 each at the front desk of The Commercial Dispatch office. Please click on the button to the right to be added to our honey pre-sale list. We will contact you when the honey becomes available.

Availability

Late Summer Annually

First Come, First Serve

Location

The Commercial Dispatch

501 Main St. 

Columbus, MS 39701

 

Donation Certificates

For a base donation of $35.oo, you can give the gift of books + a formal donation certificate from the Lowndes County Imagination Library to a child in your life! Providing a participant with a book a month for five years from our program is only $125, a fraction of the cost of what it would take to provide them with the same number of books from a commercial book store. If you would like to sign up a friend’s child or family member as a gift, please make a note on the donation page that you would like us to contact you about creating a custom certificate which you can then gift to them. Certificates are a great idea for birthdays and baby showers! They can be customized to reflect any occasion. Example text includes: “In Memory of”, “In Honor of”, and “In Celebration of”.

Request a Certificate

Click on the Donation Button below. Once you have typed in your payment information, you will have the option to include an additional note. Please inform us in this section of your desire for a Donation Certificate and include your phone number. We will contact you to begin the customization process.