Teacher & Parent Resources
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.
After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world.
In April, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,826,186 books. The total number of free books gifted as of April 2021, is 157,781,836!
On the Parent Resources’ page there are read-a-long videos, coloring pages and activity pages for highlighted books.
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