Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Partons Imagination Library

Free Books For Kids!

The United Way of Benton & Franklin Counites partners with the Imagination Library to mail a free, age-appropriate book to children, ages birth - 5, each month. For only $20, you can gift an entire year of books to a local child. 

Supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a powerful way to make a lasting impact on the lives of the children in our community. Children who read early in life are better prepared for kindergarten, and more likely to graduate high school.

Our community needs to help support our youngest learners. Only 40% of local children enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Reading together is the number one thing parents can do to help their children prepare for kindergarten.

Over 22,300 children, ages 0-5, live in Benton & Franklin Counties. Join us in helping as many local children as possible have access to books at home, regardless of where they live or how much money they make.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. There is no cost or obligation to your family. All costs are covered by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties, and our sponsors.

All kids under the age of 5 in Benton and Franklin Counties.

You will receive your first book about 8 weeks after enrolling. Books will continue to be delivered until your child turns 5.

A child’s brain is 90% developed by the age of 5. Reading is the number one thing parents and caregivers can do to help their children prepare for kindergarten. Children who start kindergarten fully prepared are more likely to graduate high school.


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