Dolly Parton Imagination Library


Dolly Parton believes that if you can read, you can do anything, dream anything, and be anything. Through her Imagination Library program, she wants to ensure all children have books at home, regardless of the environment in which they grow up.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across the world.

Dolly Parton partners with local communities to provide a specially-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five. These books are personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to the child’s home to create a gifting experience that makes books exciting and shows the child someone is thinking of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each month, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a high quality, age appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family. Countless parents have shared how excited their child is when their new book arrives each month. Many groups and individuals work hard behind the scenes to make that special moment possible for each child.

If your child is under the age of 4 1/2 years old at the time when you want to register them then they are eligible.

To register a child you can do any of the following:

  1. Come by the Sampson County Partnership For Children and get an application to fill out and return.
  2. Go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Website to register online.
  3. Print out an application using our “Printable Application” and fill it out and return it to Sampson County Partnership For Children.

Goodnight With Dolly


Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest.

Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select
Imagination Library books. Click the link above for the story, activities, music and FUN.

Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to
kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.