173,440 Books Sent
2,539 Kids Registered

100 Millionth Book Milestone!!!

Since launching in 1996, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has celebrated many milestones. Some of which include mailing the 25 millionth book (2010), Best Practices award from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards (2014) and the 1 Million A Month Milestone (2016). The excitement around this next accomplishment has been building for months as the program prepares to mail it’s 200 millionth book. Reaching the 200 Millionth Book Milestone is a true testament to the dedication of many, many people who work to “put more books in the hands of more children!

  • 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

FCI ConstructionFCI Construction
Enstrom CandiesEnstrom Candies
El Pomar FoundationEl Pomar Foundation
Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C.Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C.
Bernie & Mary Beth BeuscherBernie & Mary Beth Beuscher
Alpine BankAlpine Bank