What is it?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book, will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT. There is no cost or obligation to families.
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 by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she 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.
Making A Difference:
Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton's Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.
Who is Eligible:
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Page County. Curious about program coverage in other areas? Take a look at the main Dolly Parton Imagination Library page to see if your area is covered! Link here.
What Are My Responsibilities:
1) Be a resident of Page County
2) Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by a parent of guardian. (Form must be approved an on file with Page county Imagination Library)
3)Notify the Page County Imagination Library any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child's address changes, you must contact the folks at the Page County office to continue to receive books. (P.O. Box 301, Luray, VA 22835)
4)Read with your child.
When Will I Receive Books:
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin to arrive at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Page County.
Support the Page County Dolly Parton Imagination Library
For $25 per year you can sponsor a child for the Imagination Library. $100 sponsors 4 children!