Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” Finally Comes to CA
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
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.
The Imagination Library program has been available in select areas, but beginning in June 2023, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will be available statewide in California. Through legislation authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Senator Shannon Grove and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, California’s children will have access to age-appropriate books on a monthly basis from birth to their 5th birthday.
More information will be available in the near future.
To learn if Dolly Parton´s Imagination Library is already available in your area or to sign up to be notified when the program becomes available, visit the Imagination Library’s Find My Program page. Please note that books will not begin to arrive until the official start of the program in mid-2023.