Imagination Library

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Since 2017 the Friends of the EPL have been setting aside funds towards an Imagination Library for the children of our community.  This effort began with memorials for longtime EPL Board Member Dennis Ridout, as his family's wish was that we would start a local Imagination Library.  Since then, several other memorials and donations have come in, and finally a grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta gave us the final push we needed to begin our project. 

All children birth to age 5 whose residence is within Emmet County are eligible to receive one book per month through this program.  Books are carefully selected by a committee, are age appropriate, and do not duplicate during the span of time a child would participate. 

To register your child, please visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/ and click on "check availability" to get started.  If you prefer not to register online, you may download any of the following forms and leave them at the Estherville Public Library by mailing them to 613 Central Ave., Estherville, IA 51334, or by placing them in our drop box or delivering them to the library.

 

Donations and Memorials:

If you or your business or organization would like to contribute funds towards the ongoing maintenance of our Emmet County Imagination Library, please direct donations to the Friends of the Estherville Public Library (613 Central Ave., Estherville, IA 51334) and add a note designating your donation toward the Imagination Library fund. It has cost up to $406 per month to supply all registered children with monthly books, though any amount is helpful and welcome.  See below for the sponsors who have made this possible each month in Emmet County:

 

December 2022:  In memory of Bob Bendixen

Northwest Bank

Grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund

January 2023:  In memory of Irene Sunde Anderson

Eric Anderson

Grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund

February 2023: 

Donation from Carla Ridout

Grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund

March 2023:  In memory of Marian Brunsvold

Lyle & Roxanne Hevern

Grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund

April 2023: 

Donation from the North Star Nights Kiwanis

May 2023:  In memory of Irene Sunde Anderson

Eric Anderson

June 2022: In memory of Mary Hart

Steven & Diana Pritts, Jack & Judy Christensen, Sandra & Gerald Wallace, Linda Neppl, and Mary's Bridge Club

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

July 2022:  In memory of Jeannene Larson

David Seylar, Shriley Barrett, John Larson

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

August 2022:  In memory of Jeannene Larson

John Larson

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

September 2022:  In memory of Larry Smith

Joan Lauritsen

Grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund

October 2022:  In memory of Irene Sunde Anderson

Valley Contracting

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

November 2022:  In memory of Gerald Bradley

Liza Baker

Grant from the Eldon Wayne Williamson Fund

December 2021:  In memory of Mark Ridout

Carla Ridout and Friends and Family

January 2022:  In memory of Dorothy Vedder

Carla Ridout

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

February 2022:  In memory of Angie Finley

Carla Ridout

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

March 2022:  In memory of Grace Soeth

Carla Ridout

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

April 2022:  In memory of Mary Hart

The Langfitt Family, David Seylar, Woodward Youth Corporation, Susan Nelson, Daniel & Marty Cae Klein, Dennis & Belva Henrickson, Carla Ridout, and the Members of Mary's Morning Book Club

May 2022:  In memory of Mary Hart

Jerome & Barb Schacherer, Paul & Linda Wiegman, Linda Thompson, Lynn Fillenwarth, N. Jean Auchampach, and Grace Spalding

June 2021:  In memory of Dennis Ridout

Tom & Jenny Boggess, Norma Beaver, Dale & Bev Masters, and Friends & Family

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

July 2021:  In memory of Dennis Ridout

The Greig Family, Todd & Nicole Butler, John & Carolyn Walz, and Carla Ridout

August 2021:  In memory of Dennis Ridout

David Howard, LPA

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

September 2021:  In memory of Larry Morphew

Carla Ridout

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

October 2021:  In memory of Sue Graham-Ritchie

Aaron, Ashley, and Ophelia Norris

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction

November 2021:  In memory of John Greig

Carla Ridout

Proceeds of the 2020 Silent Auction