Grand Junction Imagination Library

In Partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Grand Junction Imagination Library

Themes & Concepts

All books used in this program are selected based on an overall program focus in the following areas:

  • Inspiration.
  • Imagination.
  • Love of reading and learning.
  • Respect for diversity of people, their roles, culture and environment.
  • Promotion of self-esteem and confidence.
  • Appreciation of art and aesthetics.

In addition, books are selected based on age appropriate themes and concepts as follows:

Year One (Age 0-1)

Vision – bright, big and colorful

Touch – board pages

Rhyme and rhythm

Simple and easy to use

Minimal text – point and say

Playful sounds

Nurture, attachment and lullaby themes

Year Two (Age 1-2)

Continue to build on first year concepts

Repetition and predictability – generate language

Motor skills

Familiar activities – things children do in their daily life

Use of photo illustration

Body awareness

Nursery rhymes

Colors, letters and numbers

Year Three (Age 2-3)

Wordless books – build your own story (reader and child)

Values and character

Love, fear, conflict, and safety issues

Nursery rhymes

Colors, letters and numbers

Year Four (Age 3-4)

More complex stories – hero, complication and resolution

Diversity of others – accepting differences

Play, humor and fun

Nursery rhymes and poetry

Year Five (Age 4-5)

School preparation and readiness

Use rebus (pictures used for words)

Science – non-fiction

Folk tales

Thank you and appreciation

Rhymes and poetry