Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is all about inspiration and imagination. It was developed in 1995 by Dolly for her native Sevier County, Tennessee. Dolly wanted every preschool child to have his/her own collection of books. After much thought, Dolly decided to offer her Imagination Library for replication in any community that would financially support it.
Each month, from the day the child is born until his/her fifth birthday, a carefully selected book arrives at the mailbox. Kids across the country have shared the excitement of running to the mailbox to retrieve their book. More often than not, the child wants the book read to them now-not later, not tonight and not tomorrow. Right now!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a gift to all of the children. The Imagination Library is currently at work in 1,100 communities in three countries - the U.S.A., Canada and the United Kingdom. More than 560,000 children each month receive books through the generosity of local sponsors and the Dollywood Foundation. In 2010, the 25,000,000th book will be delivered! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a unique opportunity to do something simple and powerful for preschoolers. By inspiring parents to read to their children, we can help them Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More! Learn more about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library at www.imaginationlibrary.com.