Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has gifted well over 150 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.8 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit

What is it?

The Imagination Library, in partnership with Oconee County First Steps, ensures that each child has the access to a personal home library by mailing free hand-selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children.

Who is eligible?

All children ages birth to five years old who are legal residents of Oconee County are eligible to participate.

How do I participate?

Click the red button below to register your child. You can expect to begin receiving books about eight to ten weeks after registration. Please notify Oconee County First Steps of any address changes to ensure that your child continues to receive books monthly.

What else can I do?

Read with your child! Reading with your child increases language skills and cognitive development!

Also, please share about the Imagination Library with other children that you think might be eligible!