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Dolly Parton Imagination Library Registration

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Our Vision:

In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Making A Difference:

Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 60,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 750,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton's Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.



Serving all Lee County children from birth to five years of age.

All children are eligible regardless of income.

Donations from individuals, parents, grandparents, civic organizations, churches, clubs and businesses are being sought to maintain the Imagination Library program in Lee County. A donation of $30 will sponsor a child for a year.

Donations can be mailed to: Lee County Head Start, Imagination Library Fund, P.O. Box 325 Jonesville, VA 24263. All checks should be earmarked for Imagination Library Fund.

If you have any questions please contact Sherry Trinkle at 276-346-3150.


Author: Nettie Crockett
Last modified: 6/14/2016 7:50 AM (EDT)