Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

The Imagination Library of Kansas Continues to Expand

The magic of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is open to any child from birth to their 5th birthday where there is a local community program. Children receive free, age-appropriate books mailed directly to their home every month. Our goal is to make books available to every Kansas child to nurture a love for reading that will continue to enrich their lives throughout school and beyond! Register to check availability in your area.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Kansas
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Local partners are the heart of the program. They promote the program online and at in-person events, fundraise, and enroll children who live within their geographical area. A local affiliate/partner must be a 501c3 to obtain non-profit mailing rates. Examples include businesses, school districts, local foundations, etc.

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Imagination Library of Kansas Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Slate

The Children’s Cabinet has assembled a state-level Imagination Library of Kansas Advisory Committee, engaging influential leaders that represent an array of involvement in the early childhood care and education system. The Advisory Committee will support our work to promote, grow, and sustain this important commitment to early literacy. Membership includes representatives of the business sector, philanthropy, elected officials and interested Children’s Cabinet members. 


About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has gifted well over 167 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.8 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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