Grand Junction Imagination Library was founded in 2008 with the dream that all children could have the opportunity to form a positive relationship with books resulting in children who are excited about reading, engaged in learning and prepared for school. Founders of GJIL, sisters Kristi Widdows Calfee and Tricia Widdows Schuster realized the importance of books in their homes after having their own children. With this came the realization that there are children in our community with no children’s books in their homes. They started GJIL in an effort to change that!
Since its founding in 2008, GJIL has delivered more than 95,000 books to local children. It has grown from a family operation to a successful non-profit organization with an Executive Director, Lindsay Keller, and an outstanding Board of Directors. It is run entirely from the passion and hard work of volunteers who are dedicated to the idea that books change children’s lives.
Join us! Invest in our community’s children. Through the gift of books we can ensure young children develop of love of learning, inspire their imaginations and prepare them for success in school and beyond. We can change their lives. It really is as simple as a book.