Hancock Literacy is funded 100 percent through donations, grants and community support. Every penny stays right here in Hancock County to promote lifelong literacy. 

Hancock Literacy focuses on providing and supporting literacy programs for citizens in our community. We currently serve over 2,200 children in our Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program. This program mails one age-appropriate book to each child’s home at no cost to the family. Here are a few quotes from some of our Imagination Library parents.

“This is a wonderful program. Low-income families, like mine, will have a better future.”

“DPIL is amazing! The quality and variety of book titles are wonderful and the ideas for activities and post-reading questions help both the parent and child get more engaged in the story. I especially love the fact that the program is all-inclusive and that no child is turned away.”

In addition to our DPIL program, we also offer Tell-A-Tale Writing Contest, Community Books, Parent Partner Videos, and we support local Family Literacy Nights at our local schools. In order to continue our programs and work towards our vision that every person in Hancock County will be literate, we need your help!

What can your donation do for our community?

  •             $25 sponsors 1 child in our DPIL program for 1 year (12 new books)

  •             $75 sponsors 1 child in our DPIL program for 3 years (36 new books)

  •             $125 sponsors 1 child in our DPIL program for all 5 years (60 new books)

  •             $300 sponsors a portion of one grade level in our Tell-A-Tale writing contest

  •             $500 sponsors books for one local organization, like Hope House or City Mission
                  to give to at-risk children

Donations of any amount will support our local programs!

Please consider donating to Hancock Literacy by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button below.

Will you join us in supporting literacy in Hancock County? We cannot do it without you!




In 2018, an endowment fund was created at The Community Foundation benefiting Hancock Literacy's
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. If you are interested
in donating to the fund, please send your donations to:

The Community Foundation
c/o Chuck and Mariann Younger Hancock County Literacy Fund
101 W. Sandusky St., Ste 207
Findlay, OH 45840


Volunteer for Hancock literacy

Another way to support Hancock Literacy is through your time. We are always looking for volunteers for our
various programs, community events and committee members. If you are interested in volunteering for
at one of our events, please reach out to Hancock Literacy’s director at hancockliteracy@hancockesc.org.