Register your child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Receive a free book once a month
Learn why early literacy matters
Learn how to support a local program
Local partners are the heart of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. They promote the Imagination Library 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.
Ways to Support
- Sponsor a month of reading for your entire community
- Promote enrollment in your local community
- Partner with your local program
If you are interested in more information to support local programs or partner with the Kansas Children’s Cabinet as the state program, please contact Michelle Anthony, Regional Director of The Dollywood Foundation.
Imagination Library of Kansas Advisory Committee
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 supports our work to promote, grow, and sustain this important commitment to early literacy. Membership includes representatives of the business sector, philanthropy, elected officials and 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, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has gifted over 200 million free books in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and The Republic of Ireland. This is achieved through funding shared by The Dollywood Foundation and Local Community Partners. The Imagination Library mails more than 2.5 million high-quality, age-appropriate books directly to children’s homes each month. Each child enrolled in the program receives one book per month from birth to age five–at no cost to families. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading and inspiring children to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More.
The program’s impact has been widely researched, and results demonstrate its positive impact on early childhood development and literacy skills. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
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