Community Resources

Helping Children Succeed & Communities Prosper

The Dollywood Foundation is committed to guiding and assisting community-based Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) programs to provide the best experience for all participants. The Foundation will support both beginning and existing community-based DPIL programs by providing resources to help organizations…

  • Plan how to research and evaluate the program
  • Establish partnerships with local researchers
  • Become familiar with the research on DPIL and what lessons were learned
  • Use The Dollywood Foundation’s resources and guidance to communicate effectively with researchers and other community stakeholders
  • Conduct innovative research to assess DPIL’s identified outcomes

The Foundation looks forward to continuing our work supporting rigorous research on Imagination Library in existing and new DPIL communities. Through this research, we can continue to expand Dolly’s vision of ensuring every child is exposed to the magic of books!

Request Penguin Random House Materials

Penguin Random House is the exclusive book publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Local Imagination Library affiliates may submit requests for use of Penguin materials to your Regional Director.