Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Registration is now open!

The seven Black Hawk County public libraries have come together to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to our community in partnership with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, quality books to children from birth until age five. You may register your child using the link below.

We invite donors to continue to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Fund held at the Cedar Falls Community Foundation to help fund this project for the next five years. Just $25 provides one book per month for one child for a whole year. A donation of $125 provides monthly books for one child from birth until they turn five years old.  All funds raised locally stay in the community and directly purchase books for local children. You can donate to the project using the link below.


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 mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails more that 1.4 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 increase in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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