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"In its 23 years, the library has sent nearly 100 million books to nearly 1.2 million children in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Experts pick the 60 titles, and the library gets bulk deals from Random House publishers and the U.S. Postal Service."



About 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 until they begin school, 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.

Dolly’s home state of Tennessee pledged to pursue statewide coverage in 2004 and global expansion was on the horizon. After the United States, the program launched in Canada in 2006 followed by the United Kingdom in 2007 and Australia joined in 2013.


Awards & Achievements

Together, Dolly Parton and her book gifting organization have received honors and awards for their dedication to enriching the lives of children everywhere.

The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, Best Practices award from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards and recognition in Reading Psychology are just a few among a long list of the prestigious acknowledgments the program has received.

In addition to the many awards the organization has received, several milestones have been celebrated throughout the years. With each goal achieved a new one takes its place, creating an ever-growing and expanding organizational culture, much like that of Dolly’s always-keep-dreaming mindset.
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Program Milestones

In addition to the many awards the organization has received, several milestones have been celebrated throughout the years. With each goal achieved a new one takes its place, creating an ever-growing and expanding organizational culture, much like that of Dolly’s always-keep-dreaming mindset.

1995 – Through The Dollywood Foundation, Dolly Parton Founded And Launched Her Imagination Library In Sevier County, Tennessee
2000 – Imagination Library Began A National Replication Effort
2002 – Native American Communities Added
2004 – Imagination Library Goes Statewide In Tennessee
2005 – International Book Committee Formed
2006 – Imagination Library Opens In Canada
2007 – Imagination Library Expands To United Kingdom
2010 – Dolly Presents 25 Millionth Imagination Library Book
2011 – Audio And Braille Books Added
2013 – Dolly’s Imagination Library Expands To Australia
2015 – Dolly Parton License Plates Began Pre-sales In Tennessee
2016 – Imagination Library Begins Sending One Million Books A Month
2017 – Official Dolly Parton License Plate Available In Tennessee Benefiting Imagination Library

Program History

Imagination Library
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Letter From Dolly
Meet Our Team
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The Dollywood Foundation
Board of Directors CA
Board of Directors UK
Board of Directors USA
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