.Dolly parton’s Imagination library.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was established by famous country singer Dolly Parton to instill a love of reading in children around the world. From birth until they turn five years old, children enrolled in the program will receive a new, age-appropriate book mailed to their home each month. When they enter kindergarten, children will have their own library of books and be more prepared to enter school and become life-long learners.

The program is free for eligible children and there is no cost for families to participate in the Imagination Library.


  • Reside in Benton, Madison, or Washington Counties in Arkansas. PLEASE NOTE: Residents of Fayetteville are eligible to apply for the program through the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. For more information, please visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/ARWASHINGTONCOUNTY/. 
  • Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian. 
  • Must have a valid birthdate and address. Because it may take up to 6-8 weeks before the first book arrives, children turning five within two months are not eligible. 


Please download and complete the following form: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Registration Form (CLICK HERE) 

Mail the completed form to:

United Way of Northwest Arkansas

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 

100 Parkwood Street

Lowell, AR 72745

For questions or assistance, please contact Ana Phakhin at dpil@unitedwaynwa.org or 479-750-1221. 


.Support the program.

United Way funding helps provide this program at no cost to any child residing in Benton, Madison, and Washington Counties. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure this program continues to be available to the children of our community for years to come.

 You can support this program by clicking the the DONATE button below or mailing a check to United Way of Northwest Arkansas, ATTN: DPIL, 100 Parkwood Street, Lowell, AR 72745. Please make checks payable to United Way of NWA and place in the memo line: DPIL.

 Sponsor a child in our community today!

  • $25   provides a child books for one year
  • $50   provides a child books for two years
  • $75   provides a child books for three years
  • $100 provides a child books for four years
  • $125 provides a child books for five years


Can I share the registration form with family and friends?

If there are multiple children under five in a household, each child is eligible to enroll. Please note that twins and multiples may receive the same book selection.

How will my child receive the books?

Books will be mailed to your child at the address provided on the registration form.

When do books arrive?

It takes about 6-8 weeks for your first book to arrive after your registration has been approved. After the first book arrives, you will receive a new book each month until the month your child turns 5 years old.

What type of books will be mailed?

The first book the child will receive is “The Little Engine that Could,” and the final book will be “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” All books are age-appropriate and printed through Penguin Random House Publishing. Reading tips for families are provided on the back flap of each book. To view the book list, please visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/book-list/. 

Do you provide books in languages other than English?

There are several books each year that are bilingual English/Spanish titles. 

What if I am or my child is blind or visually impaired?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has partnered with American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) to make many of the wonderful books available in braille and audio format for young blind and visually impaired children. You can register for the program here: https://sites.aph.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/apply/

How do I change my address?

Please contact United Way of Northwest Arkansas if there is an address change. The books usually cannot be forwarded, and your child will no longer receive books if the address is not current. You can contact Ana Phakhin at dpil@unitedwaynwa.org or 479-750-1221. If you provided an email address during registration, you can also make those changes online through your parent account. 

What is a parent account?

Once your child is approved and active in the program, parent account information is emailed to you. Your username is always your email address. With your parent account, you can check your child’s enrollment status, edit your address, and view a list of the titles mailed each month. Please visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/news-resources/parent-resources/ for more information.

What if I don’t live in Benton, Madison or Washington Counties?

The United Way of Northwest Arkansas can only provide books for children who live in Benton, Madison or Washington Counties in Arkansas. If you live outside of the coverage area, you can see if there is a program in your area at https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/find- my-program/