• End Low Literacy

Support Early Literacy in Cuyahoga County

The Literacy Cooperative is the lead affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) in Cuyahoga County, enrolling over 39,000 of the 66,000 eligible children. This program provides free, monthly, age-appropriate books to children under five, laying the foundation for early literacy success.

We have distributed over 1.5 million books to more than 65,000 children in our community. A 2022 survey showed increased parent-child reading frequency among participating families, enhancing kindergarten readiness and long-term academic success. In 2023, a survey of 2,874 DPIL families found:

  • 80% of children read more with their parents/guardians after receiving the books.
  • 90% of parents believe the program is preparing their children for kindergarten.
  • 96% of families share the benefits of DPIL with others.
  • 60% of parents report reading more themselves.

Join us in supporting early literacy and helping every child in our community achieve their full potential.

Our mission is to advance literacy through raising awareness, advocating for public support of literacy initiatives, and strengthening the network to improve literacy across the lifespan.


Prefer to send a check? Please mail it to:

The Literacy Cooperative
1422 Euclid Avenue
Suite 248
Cleveland, OH 44115

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By setting up a monthly recurring donation, you provide consistent and reliable support to The Literacy Cooperative, ensuring that we can continue our mission to improve literacy across the lifespan. Your monthly contribution helps us plan and sustain essential programs for children and adults alike.

  • Convenient: Automatic monthly donations from your credit card or bank account.
  • Impactful: Steady support means we can expand our reach and impact.
  • Flexible: Easily adjust or cancel your donation at any time.

Join our community of monthly supporters and make a lasting difference in promoting literacy.

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My mommy tells me she that didn’t have any books growing up. She grew up in foster care and was only able to see books at school. She reminds me daily how important books are and how she wants better for me and my development.