Babyor ko btir rom u Habele! / Yal titi babior mirel Habele!
Neun noumw semirit book seni Habele! / Nein nait seri pwuken wadawad sang Habele!
A book a month, birth through age five, delivered to children in Micronesia.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) is a community-based program providing children with free, home-delivered books from birth to their 5th birthday. The Imagination Library was founded and created by songwriter, musician, actress, author and business-woman, Dolly Parton, in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee in 1996. The home library encourages reading at home between parents, caregivers, grandparents, siblings and the child.
Habele is the local champion for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) in Micronesia. Established by former Peace Corps Volunteers, Habele is a US-based nonprofit, invested in the future and potential of Micronesian students since 2006.
Habele’s initial coverage area for DPIL was Yap, the western most state of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). This includes the municipalities of Gilman, Kanifay, Dalipebinaw, Fanif, Weloy, Rull, Gagil, Tomil, Maap, and Rumung, as well as families living in Colonia.
Habele began to extend eligibility east into Chuuk, Ponhpei and Kosrae States in 2022. Habele is very proud to be working with The Dollywood Foundation to bring this important program to the children across Micronesia.
Do you have a newborn child in Micronesia? To sign up:
- Go to https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/
- Choose “United States” and click “next”
- Enter your zipcode (96941, 96942, 96943 or 96944)
- “FM” will automatically populate as your “state”
- Select the FSM State (Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap or Kosrae) as your “city”
All normal PO Boxes in the FSM work. So-called Palikir Station boxes, such as “PO BOX PS 87 PALIKIR” will not work, as these are not recognized by the US Postal Services computer system for standardization.
If you’d like to support Young Island Readers, please consider donating.