Claire's Reading Program

Claire’s Reading Program’s sole mission is to encourage children of all ages to learn, and practice new prospects of reading and writing by giving them the buddies that love them unconditionally, and the environments in which they can enjoy.

The ultimate goals are to create and uphold the reading opportunities that our current generation and future generations truly deserve; to be a part of something great, something amazing, created solely by the youth as they make a difference with themselves, and those around them!

Through consistent participation, Claire’s Reading Program aims to help students of all walks of life to become the best readers they can be, while teaching them the responsibilities of every day life as they commit to the values and friendships they make, sharing their wonderful kindness and compassion to shelter animals, and ultimately, our wonderful community.

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Claire’s reading program is proudly partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library where children can receive one free book every month, sparking the magic within. Claire’s Reading Program reads to shelter animals creatimg a wonderfdul environment for them to grow their imaginations and reading skills.

If you’d like to sign up, please sign up here for Delaware County.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 2 million free books each month to children around the world.


Dolly Parton Imagation Liibrary

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a non-profit organization founded by the legendary country singer Dolly Parton.

It aims to foster a love for reading among preschool children by providing them with free, high-quality books from birth to age five.

Each month, enrolled children receive a carefully selected book tailored to their age group, delivered directly to their homes. Through this initiative, Dolly Parton Imagination Library not only promotes literacy but also strengthens the bond between parents and children through the joy of reading together. With a focus on early childhood development, this program empowers children to dream big and explore the wonders of the world through the pages of a book.

Grove Lower Elementary

We are located in Northeastern Oklahoma on the shores of the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.

Grove Public Schools offers pre-K through 12th Grade. Grove High School has an ADM of 712.52. Grove is a 5A school; and out of 484 Oklahoma schools, we are the 62nd-largest high school in the state. We have a student population of approximately 2,500 students, 180 faculty members, and 134 support staff members. Our district is comprised of 6 instructional sites.

Second Chance Pet Rescue

Second Chance Pet Rescue is a no-kill shelter. Our focus is to help the pets in need in our community, but we know no borders when it comes to helping pets without homes.

Meet the team

Louiuse Templin, Program Director


Louise is the Director of the reading program, enabling classes and youth to connect with the shelter, and provide the resources and commitments to encourage young readers to prosper.

Dotty Smith, Grove Lower Elementary

Dotty is Grove Lower Elementary’s Principal over-seeing the students, faculty, and programs offered to the students, paving a path forward for all new endeavours! Dotty over-sees the student programs and works in close relation with Second Chance Pet Rescue and Claire’s Reading Program.

Cassie Smith, Shelter Director

Cassie runs Second Chance Pet Rescue and oversees its daily operations, allowing for loving animals to find their fur-ever homes. She brings a peaceful and calm atmosphere for the readers to learn, and thrive in their adventures allowing for the shelter animals to become acclimated to loving human interaction