Imagination Library - History

Delaware County Imagination Library History:

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library was founded in 1995 by the Dollywood Foundation to ensure every pre-school child could have their own library of books. Each month, from the day a child is born until his/her 5th birthday, a carefully selected book is mailed to the child’s home.  ALL children living in Delaware County are eligible for the program regardless of their ability to pay.  

Imagination Library is offered across the U.S and in many countries across the world. Locally, the United Way of Delaware County serves as the lead champion of this program, since the 2013 inception, in partnership with a county-wide Imagination Library Committee with members from LEADS Head Start, Family and Children First / Help Me GrowDelaware County District Library, McGraw HillDelaware General Health DistrictAction for Children and several community members.


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