The Imagination Library began in 1996 when Dolly Parton decided to foster a love of reading in her county and to ensure that all children would have books, regardless of their family’s income. The program was so successful that over time it expanded internationally.
Parents in Benton, Washington, Madison and McDonald counties can enroll their children under five years of age in United Way NWA’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Through this program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails one book a month, from birth to five years old, for free, to every enrolled child’s home. All you have to do is commit to reading to/with your child.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is currently unable to enroll children due to a lack of funding for the program. Our program is currently at maximum capacity. If your child has been previously enrolled they will continue recieiving books.
There are currently 1,800 children enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Northwest Arkansas.
21,600 books get sent to enrolled children’s homes in Northwest Arkansas for free each year.