Imagination Library partners with Equity Bank

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Equity Bank donated $500 to the Carroll County Youth Literacy Rotary Foundation on Tuesday, March 23. Pictured from left to right are Eureka Springs Rotarian Jodie English Brown, Equity Bank president Elizabeth Kelley, Equity Bank loan officer Connie Featherstone and Holiday Island Rotarian Linda Graves.
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Carroll County’s Imagination Library program has created a partnership with Equity Bank.

On Tuesday, March 23, Equity Bank president Elizabeth Kelley and loan officer Connie Featherstone presented a $500 check to the countywide program.

Launched by the Holiday Island Rotary Club in 2017, Imagination Library strives to create a lifelong love of reading in young children by mailing out a free high-quality developmentally-appropriate book once a month.

The books are delivered from birth to 5 years old.

Kelley said she feels strongly about the positive impact of reading. On the check, Kelley wrote that “reading makes a difference.”

“I have seen first-hand the power of reading,” Kelley said. “Jimmy and I read to our daughters nightly starting almost at birth. Now we are seeing the fruits of that in their grades, their scores on standardized tests and now with our oldest, the number of college acceptances and scholarships.”

Kelley added, “The Imagination Library program makes this reading habit available to all families.”

Equity Bank is a community bank with 51 locations in the four-state area of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Community involvement is one of the bank’s five core values and that is expressed through the volunteer efforts of the bank’s employees, participation in community events and giving back to the communities.

Imagination Library, under the name Carroll County Youth Literacy Rotary Foundation, is a joint service project of the Eureka Springs, Holiday Island and Berryville (Green Forest) Rotary clubs. It is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

To register your child, call 479-244-9595 or go online at

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