2 Million Books Gifted in Canada!

2 Million Books Gifted in Canada!

Congratulations, Canada! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gifted over 2 Million Books in Canada

The two millionth book was delivered in June directly to the home of a young Canadian child, thanks to a partnership between the international early book gifting program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and over 300 Canadian non-profit local partners. The program has registered nearly 82,000 children to date.

“My Imagination Library team keeps dreaming big, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished!” stated Dolly Parton, the founder of the program. “And best of all, we are just getting started. We want to inspire every child in Canada to love reading and to love learning.”

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library fosters a love of reading among children age birth to five through the gift of a specially selected book, delivered directly to their home each month.

“What an incredible milestone,” stated Jeanne Smitiuch, Regional Director for the Dollywood Foundation of Canada. “I am grateful to our community leaders and funding partners for recognizing how important it is to get books into the hands of our youngest children.”

The Dollywood Foundation of Canada partners with over 300 local community non-profits to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to communities and neighborhoods throughout Canada. We thank our community partners and look forward to sending more books!

The program is offered free of charge to families. Check Availability in your area and register a child for the Imagination Library, or find information to bring the program to your community and Start a New Program.

Over 161 Million Free Books Gifted As Of June 2021

Over 161 Million Free Books Gifted As Of June 2021

In June, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,851,120 books. The total number of free books gifted as of June 2021, is 161,474,917!

Group 1 Children Born in 2021

Who Says Quack

“Who Says Quack?”
By Grosset & Dunlap

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2021
Canada – “Look Look” – 6/1/2021
Ireland – “Baby Touch B&W Animals” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch B&W Animals” – 4/6/21
USA – “Who Says Quack?” – 6/29/2021

Group 2 Children Born in 2020

I Love My Daddy Because

“I Love My Daddy Because…”
By Laurel Porter-Gaylord & Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Canada – “1, 2, 3″ – 6/1/21
Ireland – “Is That You, Little Bear?” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “Is That You, Little Bear?” – 4/6/21
USA – “I Love My Daddy Because…” – 6/29/21

Group 3 Children Born in 2019

Squeak

“Squeak!”
By Laura McGee Kvasnosky & Kate Harvey McGee

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Canada – “Too Much, Not Enough” – 6/1/21
Ireland – “Little World Shopping Trip” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “Little World Shopping Trip” – 4/6/21
USA – “Squeak!” – 6/11/21

Group 4 Children Born in 2018

Play With Clay

“Play With Clay”
By Jenny Pinkerton

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “You’re in Good Paws”– 6/1/21
Ireland – “Brothers Forever” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “Brothers Forever” – 4/6/21
USA – “Play With Clay”– 6/24/21

Group 5 Children Born in 2017

When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman & Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

“When the Storm Comes”
By Linda Ashman & Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Canada – “The Darkest Dark” – 6/1/21
Ireland – “When I Grow Up: Firefighter” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “When I Grow Up: Firefighter” – 4/6/21
USA – “When the Storm Comes” – 6/7/21

Group 6 Children Born in 2016

Blue Sky White Stars

“Blue Sky, White Stars”
By Sarvinder Naberhaus & Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Canada – “Mr. Mole Moves In” – 6/1/21
Ireland – “Choose Llamas” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “Choose Llamas” – 4/6/21
USA – “Blue Sky, White Stars” – 6/17/21

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

Little Engine That Could - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 6/1/21
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 4/6/21
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 6/1/21

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 6/1/21
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 4/6/21
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 4/6/21
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 6/1/21

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Over 159 Million Free Books Gifted As Of May 2021

Over 159 Million Free Books Gifted As Of May 2021

In May, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,841,961 books. The total number of free books gifted as of May 2021, is 159,623,797!

Group 1 Children Born in 2021

Look at the Animals

“Look at the Animals!”
By Peter Linenthal

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2021
Canada – “Look at the Animals” – 5/3/2021
Ireland – “Moomin Baby, Words Tummy Time Concertina Book” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Moomin Baby, Words Tummy Time Concertina Book” – 27/4/21
USA – “Look at the Animals” – 5/3/2021

Group 2 Children Born in 2020

Sleep Tight with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

“Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar”
By Eric Carle

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Canada – “Where’s Baby?” – 5/3/21
Ireland – “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” – 27/4/21
USA – “Sleep Tight Very Hungry Caterpillar” – 5/10/21

Group 3 Children Born in 2019

One Leaf Two Leaves Count with Me

“One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me!”
By John Micklos, Jr. &
Illustrated by Clive McFarland

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Canada – “One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me” – 5/3/21
Ireland – “Shark in the Dark” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Shark in the Dark” – 27/4/21
USA – “One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me” – 5/28/21

Group 4 Children Born in 2018

Max and the Tag Along Moon

“Max and the Tag-Along Moon”
By Floyd Cooper

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “Hedge Hog”– 5/3/21
Ireland – “Lion and Mouse” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Lion and Mouse” – 27/4/21
USA – “Max & the Tag-Along Moon”– 5/20/21

Group 5 Children Born in 2017

The Night is Yours

“The Night is Yours”
By Abdul-Razak Zachariah &
Illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Canada – “Sonya’s Chickens” – 5/3/21
Ireland – “Chicken Nugget” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Chicken Nugget” – 27/4/21
USA – “The Night is Yours” – 5/5/21

Group 6 Children Born in 2016

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”
By Beatrix Potter

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Canada – “Red Sky at Night” – 5/3/21
Ireland – “Fidget the Wonder Dog” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Fidget the Wonder Dog” – 27/4/21
USA – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 5/3/21

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

Little Engine That Could - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 5/3/21
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 27/4/21
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 5/3/21

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 5/3/21
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 27/4/21
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 27/4/21
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 5/3/21

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Over 157 Million Free Books Gifted As Of April 2021

Over 157 Million Free Books Gifted As Of April 2021

In April, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,826,186 books. The total number of free books gifted as of April 2021, is 157,781,836!

Group 1 Children Born in 2021

Baby Talk

“Baby! Talk!”
By Penny Gentieu

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2021
Australia – “Baby Love Toys That Go” – 15/4/2021
Canada – “Baby Signs” – 4/5/2021
Ireland – “Baby Touch Colours” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch Colours” – 19/4/21
USA – “Baby! Talk!” – 4/1/2021

Group 2 Children Born in 2020

Sassy Baby's First Words

“Sassy: Baby’s First Words”
By Grosset & Dunlap

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Australia – “Stanley’s Numbers” – 15/4/21
Canada – “Skinnamarink” – 4/5/21
Ireland – “Stanley’s Numbers” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “Stanley’s Numbers” – 19/4/21
USA – “Sassy: Baby’s First Words” – 4/12/21

Group 3 Children Born in 2019

Just Like My Brother

“Just Like My Brother”
By Gianna Marino

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Australia – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 15/4/21
Canada – “Just Like My Brother” – 4/5/21
Ireland – “My Book of Shapes and Numbers” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “My Book of Shapes and Numbers” – 19/4/21
USA – “Just Like My Brother” – 4/9/21

Group 4 Children Born in 2018

The Rabbit Listened

“The Rabbit Listened”
By Cori Doerrfeld

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “It Was Bedtime in the Jungle” – 15/4/21
Canada – “Carson Crosses Canada”– 4/5/21
Ireland – “100 Cats” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “100 Cats” – 19/4/21
USA – “The Rabbit Listened”– 4/7/21

Group 5 Children Born in 2017

The Ring Bearer

“The Ring Bearer”
By Floyd Cooper

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Something Wonderful” – 15/4/21
Canada – “Encounter” – 4/5/21
Ireland – “Coat of Many Colours” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “The Little Engine That Could” – 19/4/21
USA – “The Ring Bearer” – 4/15/21

Group 6 Children Born in 2016

Violet the Pilot

“Violet the Pilot”
By Steve Breen

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “The Worm Who Knew Karate” – 15/4/21
Canada – “The Not So Great Outdoors” – 4/5/21
Ireland – “Billy and the Beast” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “Billy and the Beast” – 19/4/21
USA – “Violet the Pilot” – 4/14/21

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

Little Engine That Could - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Koala Lou” – 15/4/21
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 4/1/21
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 19/4/21
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 4/1/21

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Starting School” – 15/4/21
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 4/1/21
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 19/4/21
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 19/4/21
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 4/1/21

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Canada Reaches Major Milestone 30,000 Books Gifted Per Month

Canada Reaches Major Milestone 30,000 Books Gifted Per Month

Congratulations Canada! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library hits milestone of gifting over 30,000 Books every month!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library affiliate partners have reached a big milestone with enrolling more than 30,000 Canadian children and families to receive the gift of a monthly book. 

Almost 15 years ago, legendary music star, Dolly Parton, announced from a stage in Toronto, that her Imagination Library program was coming to Canada. By 2008, 13 communities had partnered with the newly formed, Dollywood Foundation of Canada. In the first two years, 37 affiliates were open and gifting 864 books per month.

Fast forward to March 2021, there are 293 operating community partnerships and six committed affiliates ready to launch, in nine provinces and all three territories (except Newfoundland and Labrador).

Provence 2010 # Affiliates 2021 # Affiliates
NS 14 16
BC 13 47
ON 4 87
NB 2 19
AB 1 15
NL 1 0
SK 1 9
YT 1 2
PE 0 4
QC 0 3
MB 0 73
NWT 0 11
NU 0 1
Total 37 293

The Imagination Library’s sustained success and ultimate growth is dependent on the many community partnerships that have developed since the program began. “Our local partners are Community Heroes – raising awareness, enrolling children, and fundraising to keep the program going in their local communities. We could not do it without them!” says Nora Briggs, Executive Director of North America. 

Making an Impact

One of the most important things a parent can do to help their child succeed later in school – and in life – is to read to them. Imagination Library recipient, Gianna, still keeps two of her favorite Imagination Library books on her shelf. Gianna’s mother, Jenny, says this program had a major impact on her daughter and other children in the program:

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“My daughter has benefitted from the Imagination Library when it first started in Toronto. Now she is fourteen and still has fond memories of the happiness and joy she had when receiving the new book and reading it with me when she was little. In my past 15 years of experience as a mother of two and as a teacher and later a school principal in Toronto and Markham, I can’t overstate the importance of education and the life-long impact that good books could have on children, their families and the communities. This pandemic has made it even more meaningful for kids and their families to receive paperback books, to read, to enjoy, and to feel connected to and supported by the community.”

The program is offered free of charge to families. Check availability and register a child for the Imagination Library, or find out how to Start a New Program.

 

Thank you to our affiliate partners!

Imagination Library Announces Prince Edward Island Expansion

Imagination Library Announces Prince Edward Island Expansion

The Imagination Library is now available to all children under five in Prince Edward Island!

The Dollywood Foundation of Canada joins Dolly Parton to announce the province-wide expansion of her Imagination Library book gifting program in Prince Edward Island and encourages parents of young children across PEI to register. This is the first province-wide expansion of the Imagination Library program in Canada, making all Prince Edward Island children up to age five eligible for enrollment.

Children whose parents enroll them with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library receive one new book in the mail each month from birth through age five at no cost, creating a personal library of as many as 60 books that can help form the foundation of a child’s early reading experience. Books are selected by a national panel of early childhood literacy experts who review hundreds of children’s books each year and choose those that best fit the needs of children as they learn and grow.

Expansion Achieved Through New Partnerships

To make the Imagination Library program possible, community partnerships require a shared funding model with the Dollywood Foundation of Canada and each community partner raises local funds to offer the program in their community. In Prince Edward Island, full coverage has now been achieved through new partnerships with the PEI Literacy Alliance and the provincial government, who has committed funds to match the efforts of local fundraising. Many dedicated groups and individuals are responsible for these local fundraising efforts, including: Rotary Clubs of Montague and Eastern PEI, Charlottetown, Charlottetown Royalty and Hillsborough, Rotary Literacy Foundation, Dave Arsenault and Tops to Floors, Master Packaging and many generous Islanders! Special thanks to Senator Diane Griffin, Premier Dennis King, Minister Brad Trivers, Island Rotarians, Dave Arsenault and Master Packaging.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is now available province-wide to all children under five in Prince Edward Island, Canada!

“One of the most important things we can do to improve childhood literacy is to give our children access to books, especially during this challenging time,” said Senator Diane Griffin. “The Imagination Library program promotes learning readiness through literacy and parent-child engagement.

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Rolling Stone Gives Inside Look at Imagination Library

Rolling Stone Gives Inside Look at Imagination Library

Rolling Stone highlights the work of affiliates and partners behind Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Rolling Stone featured Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in an exclusive online article, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the program. In the article, dated March 8, 2021, Rolling Stone reveals how a core team of 15 manages to deliver books to children around the world, aided by thousands of dedicated volunteers and partners.

Along with her team at the Dollywood Foundation, Dolly Parton launched her Imagination Library in 1995 near her hometown of Sevier County, Tennessee. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly’s vision was to provide the county’s preschool children and their families with the gift of a specially selected book each month, regardless of the family’s income.

Global Expansion

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has grown into an international program spanning 5 countries. Through the hard work of the Imagination Library’s partners and affiliates, more than 157 million free books have been gifted as of April 2021, with over 1.8 million children enrolled in the program across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.

Rolling Stone explains that the passionate team at the Dollywood Foundation and its network of partners and affiliates have been crucial to the program’s success, helping to bring Dolly’s vision to fruition across the globe.

For a deeper look at the inner workings of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, read the full article on Rollingstone.com.

Join Us For Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk

Join Us For Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk

From Dollywood to Holyrood: Join us on our Kiltwalk adventure!

We’re heading off on a grand adventure for the virtual Kiltwalk to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across Scotland.

What we’re up to:
Our UK team have buddied up with our head office staff based in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to raise money for the Imagination Library in Scotland. Each team will walk at least the equivalent of a marathon during April, completing our final miles on the weekend of the virtual Kiltwalk.

Meet the Teams

Marion, Chelsea, Ethan, Sam & Tracy
Marion, our Executive Director here in the UK, will be walking with her gorgeous dog Flo and totting up the miles around the east coast of Scotland.

Over in Tennessee, Marketing Director, Tracy; Director of Operations, Sam; Finance Director, Ethan; and Affiliate Relations Manager, Chelsea will be out and about around Dollywood with their pals.

Help Marion’s team reach their donation target.

Kirsty, Helen, Jeanne, Jeff & Nora
Over on the west coast, Kirsty, our Regional Director for the north of the UK, will be joined by Helen, our UK Regional Director based in the South of England and Nora, our executive Director for North America, who will be making up her miles in Wisconsin!

These three cat lovers would much rather be snuggled up at home with their furry friends, so we’ve cajoled The Dollywood Foundation President, Jeff—an avid runner and collector of ultra-marathon medals—to join our team, along with Jeanne, Canada’s Regional Director, who—despite being more of a dog lover—has agreed to join our team!

You can support Kirsty’s team here.

We will be posting updates on our JustGiving and Twitter pages. All the money we raise will support the Imagination Library in Scotland, so please share widely if you can.

Get Involved!

Join our walk
Why don’t you join us to raise money for your Imagination Library? It’s great motivation to get outside and spend time away from Zoom and Teams calls!

And did you know that it is free to sign up to the Kiltwalk if you’re under five? Why not get some mini fundraising on the go! Just sign up to the Kiltwalk and choose Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library as your charity. At the end of the fundraising period, simply send us a link to your JustGiving page and let us know which affiliate you’d like your money to go to. We’ll handle the rest!

If you’d like to chat it over, email Kirsty.

 
 
 

About Kiltwalk

The money we raise through the Kiltwalk will go directly to delivering more books to children across Scotland. Every penny raised will be topped up by 50% thanks to funding from The Hunter Foundation.

Dolly Parton’s charity–The Dollywood Foundation—covers the administration and overhead costs of delivering the Imagination Library. That means every penny donated will be spent on the cost of buying books for children. And as each book costs just over £2, your donation—no matter how big or how small—will make a difference here in Scotland.

Over 155 Million Free Books Gifted As Of March 2021

Over 155 Million Free Books Gifted As Of March 2021

In March, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,813,515 books. The total number of free books gifted as of March 2021, is 155,955,650!

Group 1 Children Born in 2021

Pudgy Pat A Cake - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“The Pudgy Pat-a-cake Book”
By Terri Super

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2021
Canada – “The Pudgy Pat-a-cake Book” – 3/1/2021
Ireland – “Baby Touch B&W Faces” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch B&W Faces” – 19/3/21
USA – “The Pudgy Pat-a-cake Book” – 3/16/2021

Group 2 Children Born in 2020

Corduroys Shapes

“Corduroy’s Shapes”
By MaryJo Scott & Illustrated by Lisa McCue

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Australia – “Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm” – 12/3/21
Canada – “Corduroy’s Shapes” – 3/1/21
Ireland – “My First Body” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “My First Body” – 19/3/21
USA – “Corduroy’s Shapes” – 3/16/21

Group 3 Children Born in 2019

Little Excavator

“Little Excavator”
By Anna Dewdney

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Australia – “Big Rain Coming” – 12/3/21
Canada – “A Bedtime Yarn” – 3/1/21
Ireland – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – 19/3/21
USA – “Little Excavator” – 3/12/21

Group 4 Children Born in 2018

My Dog Laughs by Rachel Isadora - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“My Dog Laughs”
By Rachel Isadora

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” – 12/3/21
Canada – “Hannah’s Collection”– 3/1/21
Ireland – “It Was Bedtime In The Jungle” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “It Was Bedtime In The Jungle” – 19/3/21
USA – “My Dog Laughs”– 3/9/21

Group 5 Children Born in 2017

Raccoon On His Own - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Raccoon on His Own”
By Jim Arnosky

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Eric Finds a Way” – 12/3/21
Canada – “Albert’s Quiet Quest” – 3/1/21
Ireland – “Mabel and the Mountain” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “Mabel and the Mountain” – 19/3/21
USA – “Raccoon on His Own” – 3/5/21

Group 6 Children Born in 2016

Spend It by Cinders McLeod - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Spend It!”
By Cinders McLeod

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “A Forest” – 12/3/21
Canada – “Spend It!” – 3/1/21
Ireland – “Look Up!” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “Look Up!” – 19/3/21
USA – “Spend It!” – 3/5/21

Welcome Book First Book Children Receive

Little Engine That Could - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Koala Lou” – 12/3/21
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/1/21
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 19/3/21
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 3/17/21

Graduation Book Last Book Children Receive

Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Starting School” – 12/3/21
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/1/21
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 19/3/21
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 19/3/21
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 3/1/21

New to the Imagination Library?

You can check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

Over 154 Million Free Books Gifted As Of February 2021

Over 154 Million Free Books Gifted As Of February 2021

In February, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,775,340 books. The total number of free books gifted as of February 2021, is 154,142,135!

Group 1 Children Born in 2021

Sassy Bedtime for Baby

“Sassy: Bedtime for Baby”
By Grosset & Dunlap

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2021
Canada – “Sassy: Bedtime for Baby” – 2/1/2021
Ireland – “Baby Touch Colours” – 12/2/21
United Kingdom – “Baby Touch Colours” – 12/2/21
USA – “Sassy: Bedtime for Baby” – 2/4/2021

Group 2 Children Born in 2020

The Pudgy Where is Your Nose Book

“Where is Your Nose?”
By Laura Rader

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Australia – “Peppa Pig: Peppa’s New Friend” – 12/2/21
Canada – “Anne’s Colors” – 2/1/21
Ireland – “Hello Jemima!” – 15/2/21
United Kingdom – “Hello Jemima!” – 15/2/21
USA – “Where is Your Nose?” – 2/16/21

Group 3 Children Born in 2019

I Am A Rainbow by Dolly Parton

“I Hear a Pickle”
By Rachel Isadora

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Australia – “Spider Iggy” – 12/2/21
Canada – “Wild Babies” – 2/1/21
Ireland – “Goodnight Digger” – 15/2/21
United Kingdom – “Goodnight Digger” – 12/2/21
USA – “I Hear a Pickle” – 2/18/21

Group 4 Children Born in 2018

A Story for Small Bear

“A Story for Small Bear”
By Alice B. McGinty & Richard Jones

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Charlie and Lola Look After Your Planet” – 12/2/21
Canada – “A Story For Small Bear”– 2/1/21
Ireland – “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” – 15/2/21
United Kingdom – “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” – 9/2/21
USA – “A Story For Small Bear”– 2/11/21

Group 5 Children Born in 2017

Find Fergus

“Find Fergus”
By Mike Boldt

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Harrison’s Song” – 12/2/21
Canada – “Great” – 2/1/21
Ireland – “Jungle Jamboree” – 15/2/21
United Kingdom – “Jungle Jamboree” – 9/2/21
USA – “Find Fergus” – 2/9/21

Group 6 Children Born in 2016

Last-Stop-On-Market-Street

“Daniel Finds a Poem”
By Micha Archer

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “GoGo and the Silver Shoes” – 12/2/21
Canada – “Fairy Science” – 2/1/21
Ireland – “The Last Wolf” – 15/2/21 – 21/1/21
United Kingdom – “The Last Wolf” – 11/2/21
USA – “Daniel Finds a Poem” – 2/4/21

Welcome Book First Book Children Receive

Little Engine That Could - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Koala Lou” – 12/2/21
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/21
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 15/2/21
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 12/2/21
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/21

Graduation Book Last Book Children Receive

Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Starting School” – 12/2/21
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 2/1/21
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 15/2/21
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 12/2/21
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 2/1/21

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