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

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 152 Million Free Books Gifted As Of January 2021

Over 152 Million Free Books Gifted As Of January 2021

In January, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,760,743 books. The total number of free books gifted as of January 2021, is 152,366,795!

Group 2 Children Born in 2020

Good Morning Farm Friends

“Good Morning, Farm Friends”
By Annie Bach

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Australia – “YAY! It’s Library Day” or “Doodledum Dancing” – 10/1/21
Canada – “Good Morning, Farm Friends” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “Baby Bedtime” – 13/1/21
United Kingdom – “Baby Bedtime” – 13/1/21
USA – “Good Morning, Farm Friends” – 1/21/21

Group 3 Children Born in 2019

I Am A Rainbow by Dolly Parton

“I Am a Rainbow”
By Dolly Parton

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Australia – “Mr Men: Mr Funny” – 10/1/21
Canada – “I Am a Rainbow” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” – 18/1/21
United Kingdom – “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” – 18/1/21
USA – “I Am a Rainbow” – 1/19/21

Group 4 Children Born in 2018

Goodnight Numbers - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Goodnight, Numbers” By Danica McKellar &
Illustrated by Alicia Padron

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “How To Be a Lion” – 10/1/21
Canada – “Goodnight, Numbers” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “Mr Gumpy’s Outing” – 18/1/21
United Kingdom – “Mr Gumpy’s Outing” – 19/1/21
USA – “Goodnight, Numbers”– 1/12/21

Group 5 Children Born in 2017

Milo's Hat Trick - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Milo’s Hat Trick”
By Jon Agee

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Eric Finds a Way” or “A Forest” – 10/1/21
Canada – “This is Sadie” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “Funnybones” – 20/1/21
United Kingdom – “Funnybones” – 20/1/21
USA – “Milo’s Hat Trick” – 1/7/21

Group 6 Children Born in 2016

Last-Stop-On-Market-Street

“Last Stop on Market Street”
By Matt de la Peña & Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Only a Donkey” – 10/1/21
Canada – “Count on Me” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “Do you know? BBC Earth” – 21/1/21
United Kingdom – “Do you know? BBC Earth” – 21/1/21
USA – “Last Stop on Market Street” – 1/14/21

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” – 10/1/21
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/21
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 18/1/21
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 1/4/21

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” – 10/1/21
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 1/8/21
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 13/1/21
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 21/1/21
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 1/4/21

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 150 Million Free Books Gifted As Of December 2020

Over 150 Million Free Books Gifted As Of December 2020

In December, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,739,937 books. The total number of free books gifted as of December 2020, is 150,606,052!

Group 1 Children Born in 2020

I Love You Spot

“I Love You, Spot”
By Eric Hill

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Australia – “Little Kiwi Whose Nest is Best?” – 10/12/20
Canada – “Same Same” – 12/18/20
Ireland – “Peekaboo Moo” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “Peekaboo Moo” – 2/12/20
USA – “I Love You, Spot” – 12/22/20

Group 2 Children Born in 2019

Good Night Gorilla at Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Good Night, Gorilla”
By Peggy Rathmann

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Australia – “YAY! It’s Library Day” or “Doodledum Dancing” – 10/12/20
Canada – “A Northern Alphabet” – 12/16/20
Ireland – “How To Tuck In Your Sleepy lion” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “Very Hungry Caterpillar ABC” – 1/12/20
USA – “Good Night, Gorilla” – 12/17/20

Group 3 Children Born in 2018

Baking Day at Grandma's - Penguin Random House

“Baking Day at Grandma’s”
By Anika Denise & Illustrated by Christopher Denise

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Mr Men: Mr Funny” – 10/12/20
Canada – “Baking Day at Grandma’s” – 12/11/20
Ireland – “Yo Ho Ho! A Pirating We Will Go” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly” – 26/11/20
USA – “Baking Day at Grandma’s” – 12/14/20

Group 4 Children Born in 2017

The Giant Jumperee

“The Giant Jumperee”
By Julia Donaldson & Helen Oxenbury

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “How To Be a Lion” – 10/12/20
Canada – “Counting on Snow” – 12/6/20
Ireland – “Peppa Let’s Go Shopping” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “How Many Sleeps ‘Til My Birthday” – 30/11/20
USA – “The Giant Jumperee” or “Police Officers on Patrol”– 12/8/20

Group 5 Children Born in 2016

Coat Of Many Colors - Penguin Random House

“Coat of Many Colors” By Dolly Parton &
Illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Eric Finds a Way” or “A Forest” – 10/12/20
Canada – “Coat of Many Colors” – 12/4/20
Ireland – “Poems Out Loud” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “Poems Out Loud” – 27/11/20
USA – “Coat of Many Colors” – 12/4/20

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” – 10/12/20
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 12/2/20
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/12/20
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 12/3/20

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” – 10/12/20
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 12/2/20
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 26/11/20
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 2/12/20
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 12/1/20

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Over 148 Million Free Books Gifted As Of November 2020

Over 148 Million Free Books Gifted As Of November 2020

In November, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gifted over 1,707,049 books. The total number of free books gifted as of November 2020, is 148,849,147!

Group 1 Children Born in 2020

I Love My Mommy Because - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“I Love My Mommy Because”
By Laurel Porter Gaylord & Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2020
Australia – “Little Kiwi Whose Nest is Best?” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Sometimes We Think You Are a Monkey” – 11/18/20
Ireland – “Spot Goes to the Park” – 23/10/20
United Kingdom – “Spot Goes to the Park” – 9/11/20
USA – “I Love My Mommy Because” – 11/18/20

Group 2 Children Born in 2019

Llama Llama Red Pajama - Penguin Random House

“Llama Llama Red Pajama”
By Anna Dewdney

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2019
Australia – “YAY! It’s Library Day” or “Doodledum Dancing” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Ready For Winter” – 11/16/20
Ireland – “Panda’s Pyjamas” – 23/10/20
United Kingdom – “Panda’s Pyjamas” – 5/11/20
USA – “Llama Llama Red Pajama” – 11/16/20

Group 3 Children Born in 2018

Shh Bears Sleeping - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Shh! Bears Sleeping” By David Martin &
Illustrated by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Mr Men: Mr Funny” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Sam Sorts” – 11/11/20
Ireland – “Gingerbread Man” – 22/10/20
United Kingdom – “Gingerbread Man” – 21/11/20
USA – “Shh! Bears Sleeping” – 11/11/20

Group 4 Children Born in 2017

The Snowy Day - Penguin Random House

“The Snowy Day”
By Ezra Jack Keats

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “How To Be a Lion” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Corduroy Takes a Bow” – 11/6/20
Ireland – “Mr Gumpy’s Outing” – 22/10/20
United Kingdom – “Mr Gumpy’s Outing” – 2/11/20
USA – “The Snowy Day” or “The Spiffiest Giant in Town”– 11/6/20

Group 5 Children Born in 2016

Llama Llama Loves to Read - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

“Llama Llama Loves To Read”
By Anna Dewdney & Reed Duncan

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Eric Finds a Way” or “A Forest” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Llama Llama Loves to Read” – 11/4/20
Ireland – “Coat of Many Colors” – 22/10/20
United Kingdom – “Coat of Many Colors” – 30/10/20
USA – “Llama Llama Loves To Read” – 11/4/20

Group 6 Children Born in 2015

At the Mountains Base

“At the Mountain’s Base” By Traci Sorell &
Illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “Only a Donkey” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Ella May & the Wishing Stone” – 11/2/20
Ireland – “We’re All Wonders” – 22/10/20
United Kingdom – “We’re All Wonders” – 9/11/20
USA – “At the Mountain’s Base” – 11/2/20

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” – 10/11/20
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/2/20
Ireland – “The Little Engine That Could” – 22/10/20
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 9/11/20
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/2/20

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” – 10/11/20
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/2/20
Ireland – “The Selfish Giant” – 22/10/20
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 9/10/20
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/2/20

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