Our Program with the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 at 11:07 am- Wed, Jul 31st 2024 - 1:07 pm

200 Mio. Milestone of the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, United States
A Free Book Gifting Program

In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. The new program gave each child a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, Dolly wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
Since its launch, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has set and surpassed many goals and milestones. National replication, which started in 2000, allowed more and more communities to adopt the program. State-wide coverage was established in Tennessee in 2004. Furthermore, international growth provided expansion in Canada (2006), United Kingdom (2007) and Australia (2014).
The first book order in 1995 totalled just over 1,700.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, United Kingdom
In December 2007, Dolly Parton travelled to London to announce that her Imagination Library was launching in the UK!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting programme devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. With help from our local partners, the first Imagination Library book was gifted in the UK in 2008 and we’ve grown every year since then, reaching more and more children each month.

We are involved with 24 primary schools and nurseries in
North East Lincolnshire. . Since 2014, our club send over
32,803 books to preschool children
across Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library