Who We Are
BEGIN WITH BOOKS is the Charleston County (SC) affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a global book-gifting program that sends monthly books by mail to babies and toddlers.
An all-volunteer organization, BEGIN WITH BOOKS is operated as an initiative of the Palmetto Project, a South Carolina nonprofit that offers administrative support.
We are shipping over 4,900 books per month directly to the homes of enrolled babies and toddlers in
- Adams Run
- Charleston's Peninsula (zip codes 29401, 29403 and 29409)
- Charleston West Ashley zip 29407
- Folly Beach
- Hollywood-Meggett-Yonges Island
- Johns Island
- North Charleston zips 29405 and 29406
- Wadmalaw Island
Studies show that children who participate in the Imagination Library:
- Enter school ready to learn.
- Do better in school.
- Have a better chance to become productive members of the community.
WE ARE CHANGING LIVES IN CHARLESTON COUNTY!