244,129 Books Sent
2,576 Kids Registered

Imagination Library now provided by United Way of Mesa County

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program is now available to all children under the age of five in Mesa County.

As of October 2022, United Way of Mesa County took over the local duties of providing Imagination Library to families in Grand Junction and geographically expanded the program to include all of Mesa County!

Enrollment is open for ALL children under the age of five living with a mailing address in Mesa County. Register Today

Grand Junction Imagination Library has operated Imagination Library for local children in Grand Junction since 2008 providing more than 280,000 books to local children.

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A Word from our Founders:

"Providing this amazing program to our community has been an absolute joy. We couldn't have done it without all of our generous donors, partnering organizations, Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters. We want to say thank you.

More now than ever we believe Imagination Library because we have seen the power it has to change lives. The gift of these books leaves children who are better prepared to start school and also who love books, reading and learning.

United Way has always been a great teammate to our program, so we are thrilled that they are able to provide Imagination Library to all children in Mesa County (Our ultimate goal is now a reality!). As we move on to other endeavors, we wish continued success to the program and to our hometown."

  • Kristi Widdows Calfee & Tricia Widdows Schuster

Please contact United Way of Mesa County for more information.

  • The tips in the back have given me many ideas to discuss things with my kids while reading, and I've been able to implement the strategies which has made a difference in their comprehension.

    GJIL Parent

Our Mission

We believe that EVERY child deserves to get started on the right page. Our mission is to ensure that every young child in our community has access to age-appropriate books in their homes.

Through Imagination Library, we provide children under the age of five, living in the Grand Junction service area, the opportunity to register to receive a brand new, age specific book every single month until their 5th Birthday. The books are mailed straight to the child at no cost to the family.

Join us by investing in the children of our community! Through the gift of books, we can ensure young children develop early literacy skills that are essential in preparing them for school and a love of reading and learning to last a lifetime. Together we can change lives.

Our Donors

El Pomar FoundationEl Pomar Foundation
Horizon Sunrise RotaryHorizon Sunrise Rotary
United Way of Mesa CountyUnited Way of Mesa County
Buell FoundationBuell Foundation
Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C.Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C.
Wells FargoWells Fargo
Kiwanis Club of GJKiwanis Club of GJ
Junior Service League of Grand JunctionJunior Service League of Grand Junction

The Gift of Books