Our Program

Our Story

Imagination Library of Montgomery County, Maryland was started by two friends, Susan Greif and Debbie Pollak, in May of 2015. They share a love of books and reading, and want to share that passion with young children. Peter Greif joined our team and serves as the IT Department. Julie Hunter and Susan Adams help us stay in touch with families. The program currently registers children in the 20850, 20851, 20877, 20895 and 20903 zip code areas. We have mailed over 4,000 books since we began. We hope to continue growing the coverage areas as fundraising continues (as we must raise all the funds needed to pay for the books mailed to the children in our program).

News You Can Use

A recent study has shown that learning to read, even as an adult, can have profound effects on the wiring of the brain, even in regions that are usually associated with reading and writing. In a project in India, the research team saw significant changes in the brains of people who had learned to read and write. There was more activity in the cortex, which is a portion of the brain involved in learning. This reinforces the idea that it is NEVER TO EARLY and NEVER TO LATE to learn to read.

Visit Your Local Library

Libraries are a great resource for books and activities for the entire family all year round. Don't be afraid to ask the librarian for help in choosing. People of ALL ages qualify for a library card in Montgomery County. Use this link for further information: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/services/registration.html

How Can I Help?

If you know of a business, organization, branch of government or individual who might support our work, please let us know. If someone would like to donate funds, checks made out to Imagination Library MC can be mailed to the address below. We also accept donations via PayPal.

Our Donors

We are also grateful for support from these individuals and organizations since January 2017:

  • Members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Kensington, MD
  • Office of the Montgomery County, MD Executive
  • Montgomery County Council
  • Rockville Rotary Club
  • Richard Pollak
  • Barbara Tarmy
  • Dick and Claudia Pavlin
  • Mussie and Frehywet Betre
  • PNC Foundation