Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

We have exciting news! Free books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are now available to children in Island County. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails high quality, age-appropriate books each month to children between the ages of birth up to five years old, at no cost to the family.

WCF is thrilled to partner with The Dollywood Foundation to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Whidbey Island! We are deeply committed to the well-being of young children and their families, and a program like this to bring free, high-quality books into the hands of all young children in our community is cause for celebration as we enter the new year. Thank you to our state legislators for your commitment to Washington’s children and to the Imagination Library of Washington for your support in this expansion effort. Happy reading!

Jessie Gunn, Executive Director, Whidbey Community Foundation

Donate to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library on Whidbey

Donate to the Whidbey Island Imagination Library Fund housed at Whidbey Community Foundation. The Imagination Library initiative seeks to increase early childhood literacy. This fund assists those efforts to provide free books to Whidbey Island children from birth through age five.

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​About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book giving program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.