Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now shipping books to over 4,400 children!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Buncombe County mails a new, free, age-appropriate book to registered children each month until they turn five years old. DPIL creates a home library of up to 60 books and instills a love of books and reading from an early age. Here is what our families have to say! 

“Edie loves to read her books!  Getting a new book for her nursery library from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library every month is as big a thrill for her as it is for me.  She has books in her car-box and she is enjoying Little Miss Spider on this trip!”  ~ Betty (DPIL parent)


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library-Buncombe County


“Thank you for bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Buncombe county! James enjoyed all the books, now he is ready for kindergarten.” ~ Greg B.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library-Buncombe County

“The Imagination Library was designed to help children dream more, learn more, care more, and be more, and by golly, it’s really working,” said Dolly Parton. Parton started the program 20 years ago in her hometown of Sevierville, TN.

“Back in the hills of Tennessee, illiteracy was a real problem,” she said. “I saw firsthand the lifelong struggles that resulted for many of my friends and neighbors.”

“It really affected me, and ever since that time it’s been my dream for every child to have a library of books that their parents can read to them from, from the time they’re born until they start school.”

“That dream has become a global reality. Today, the Imagination Library has replications in 1,600 communities in 4 countries. The program now mails over 1.1 million books each month to children in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.”

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