The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, funded through the efforts of The Literacy & Learning Center, sends age-appropriate books to children in Macon County at no cost to the family every month from birth until the child's fifth birthday. It only takes $30 to sponsor a child for an entire year! You can help grow the love of reading for the youngest readers of Macon County!
This book gifting program was inspired by Dolly Parton's father, who could not read or write. Beginning in her home county in Tennessee, the Imagination Library is now active in five countries and mails over 2 million books monthly. Each book is mailed directly to the child's home and addressed to them. Many parents have shared how excited their children are when they receive their new book each month. Elizabeth Swift shared, "Beck was lucky to join the DPIL program early in his second year of life until age five. We all looked forward to getting his book each month. It was an incredible way to foster a lifelong love of literacy and build our children's library. The program was such a gift to our family!"