244,129 Books Sent
2,576 Kids Registered

Providing Imagination Library to GJ since 2008

We are proud to provide Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to young children in Grand Junction, CO. Registration is open for all children under the age of five living in zip codes 81501, 81503, 81504, 81505, 81506, & 81507.

Grand Junction Imagination Library sends books to over 2,500 local children every month. In the Fall of 2021, GJIL will have sent more than 250,000 books to children in our community. That is A LOT of books!

  • 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