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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Will Send Your Child a Free Book Every Month. Here’s How.

If you have a child, you know how important it is for them to read regularly and Dolly Parton knows this too.

In fact, Dolly Parton has created a program called the Dolly Parton Imagination Library that sends free books to children 5 and under every single month! Isn’t that amazing?!

Founded in 1988, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.

By 2003, the program became so popular, she had sent over 1 million books to children around the world and now, there are 2 million free books are gifted each month to children around the world!

Currently, the Imagination Library program operates in 5 countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

Children that are enrolled from birth receive 60 books by the time they graduate from the Imagination

The coolest part is, book selections include braille and bilingual book options so all children can be included!

How The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program Works

How It Works

Each month, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a high quality, age appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family.

Children who are in the same age range will receive the same book each month. For example, if you have twins, they will both receive the same book for that month.

How to Get Involved with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Don’t have a Dolly Parton Imagination Library in your area? Start one!

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is willing to help get a program going in your area.

You can get started by visiting their website to review the costs associated with starting a program. If you’d like to begin, fill out the Start A Program form on the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website and then a Regional Director will reach out to you to discuss the next steps.

How to Sign Up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

All you need to do is head over to and enter your country and address to see if this Dolly Parton book club is available in your area.

If so, you’ll be able to register your child and start receiving FREE books in the mail each month!

This is so neat and Dolly is such a great person! Such an exciting thing to sign-up for your kiddos!

Keep in mind this is not available in all areas in the United States so it may not be available to you. You also need to be your child’s guardian in order to register them.