Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities. It is a 60 volume set beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could™. Each month, the program mails a high quality, age-appropriate book directly to the home of a child free of charge.
Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly Parton started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans four countries and mails over one million free books each month to children around the world.
United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Women United® has partnered with Imagination Library to provide this service to south Wood County. Any child age birth to five can sign up for the program. The cost is only $25 per year for a donor to sponsor a child. There are no income requirements for the children enrolled; they just need to be a resident of south Wood County.