Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.
After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world.
The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available to the Oregon City Schools Zip codes thanks to Mercy St. Charles and The Toledo Refining Company’s donations! We are very excited about this opportunity to provide free reading opportunities to the young kids in our community!