Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Imagine a world where every child develops a love of reading before they even start school.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is doing just that.



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United Way of the Blue Mountains is thrilled to bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to our region.

The Imagination Library fosters a love of reading and learning in preschool children by mailing them a free, age-appropriate book each month until they turn 5 years old, regardless of the family’s income. Children who are enrolled at birth will amass their own personal library of 60 books!

Through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, United Way hopes to get books into the hands of children whose families might not otherwise be able to afford many.


Children cherish the personalized books they receive each month through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL). When parents and caregivers read to their children, it also exposes them to a larger, more diverse vocabulary and greater variety of sentence structures than just talking to them.

Reading together is the single most important way to help children get ready to read. Parents can support their child's education and cognitive development by sharing books as part of their everyday routine.


Local Enrollments Depend on Local Donations

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is supported locally by community partners, such as United Way of the Blue Mountains. Local enrollments depend on local donations. Your gift of $25 sponsors one child for a full year in the program.