VERDE VALLEY IMAGINATION LIBRARY - BLAZIN FOR BOOKS - 2022

The Blazin for Books FUNdraiser was a huge success!!  We are proud to sponsor this amazing program serving children in the Verde Valley!

All children in the Verde Valley between birth and 5 years are eligible for a FREE age-appropriate book each month.  The Board of the VVIL is made up of members of our local Rotary Clubs.  We are proud to support this organization both with monetary gifts and service.  
 
 
Let's share in the excitement!
 
For information, to donate and to register, go to:
The Rotary Club of Sedona brought the Imagination Library to Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek in 2012.  In July 2016, with the help of a one-year challenge grant from the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona and the support of all the Rotary Clubs in the Verde Valley (Sedona, Sedona Red Rocks, Verde Valley clubs,) the coverage area expanded to all Verde Valley communities.  We continue to receive support from ACF of Sedona and Yavapai County, United Way of Yavapai County, City of Sedona, Unisource Energy, Individual Donors and the Rotary Clubs.  We appreciate any donations big or small, which can be set up through our website at www.vvilbooks.org.
 
To simplify the financial accounting, the newly named Verde Valley Imagination Library (VVIL) became its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit with representatives of each Rotary Club on the board.  VVIL is a local affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library which is now in 5 countries.
 
In November 2017 the VVIL established a partnership with the Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Verde Valley Medical center to give the first book to every newborn and to help parents register in the free book program.   Since then almost 500 newborns have been enrolled with the help of the OB nurses.
 
Number of children registered - as of December 2021 - 1921; We have served over 2,000 children over the past year.  
 
Our annual budget is $60,000 to provide FREE books delivered directly to the child's home.  Children from birth to their 5th birthday will receive a free book monthly.