Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library?

            In 1995, Dolly Parton launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with a book every month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, Dolly wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books and reading can create. Through funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly for Smart Start programs, the Imagination Library is now available in our Orange County community. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mission to foster a love of reading among children from birth to five years old through the gift of a monthly book delivered right to their home–completely free! (Haga clic aquí para ver en español)

            How does it work?

                                        • You can registeONLINE by clicking here.
                                            Important: To ensure proper delivery of books; make certain your child is registered with your address. Be sure the address used to register your child with us is correct. Make certain the email address used to register your child with us is valid so that we may contact you should we have questions regarding your child’s registration.
                                        • OR register by mail by downloading the registration form here.
                                              Important:  One registration form per child.
                                          Once completed, return your form to the Orange County Partnership for Young Children at 120 Providence Rd., Suite 101, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
                                      • Children will receive one high-quality, age-appropriate book each month until their 5th birthday.
                                      • There is NO COST or obligation to families.
            Who is eligible?
                                        • All children birth to five who reside in Orange County.
            If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Linda Hindman, Associate Director, at or (919) 967-9091.