Yee-Haw! Pony Parties

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Sign-Up Events

7/27/2017 -- During the week of Aug. 14, Lorain Public Library System libraries will host pony parties to kick off the library system’s involvement with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a free book distribution program.  


Kids will get to meet ponies up close at the library while folks enjoy some good ol’ country music!


Inspired by her father’s inability to read or write, country music artist Dolly Parton created her Imagination Library, a book gifting program designed to foster a love of reading in children.


Families in Lorain County can register for the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and receive one free book to be sent to their homes monthly for children from birth to 5 years old.


Sign up for this book distribution program at our library events. The books are provided by a grant from The Stocker Foundation, community partner donations and The Foundation of the Lorain Public Library System, Inc. Find out more at


Preregistration is required to attend the following free events. Register by calling the libraries or online at

Preschool Pony Party
Monday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Avon Branch Library (37485 Harvest Drive, Avon)
Attendees can listen to the singing cowboy from Pony Tales Farm, meet two rescue ponies, and come for story time under the trees.


Pony Rides
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch Library (2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain)
Families can bring their kids for pony rides and enjoy country music.


Pony Rides
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Branch Library (13824 W. River Road North, Columbia Station)
Participants can enjoy country music and pony rides provided by Pony Tales Farm of Columbia Station.


Preschool Pool Party With Ponies
Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Main Library (351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain)
Children can meet two rescue ponies and play to the sounds of the singing cowboy from Pony Tales Farm.


Pony Rides For Preschoolers
Friday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch Library (35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville)
Bring your kids for pony rides and some cowboy crafts.


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