“Hi everybody. This is Dolly.
“Before he passed away, my Daddy told me the Imagination Library was probably the most important thing I had ever done. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me because I created the Imagination Library as a tribute to my Daddy. He was the smartest man I have ever known but I know in my heart his inability to read probably kept him from fulfilling all of his dreams.
“Inspiring kids to love to read became my mission. In the beginning, my hope was simply to inspire the children in my home county but here we are today with a worldwide program that gives a book a month to well over 1 million children.
“Of course, I have not done this alone. The real heroes of our story are the thousands of local organizations who have embraced my dream and made it their own. They raise millions of dollars each year and wake up every day with a passion to make sure their kids have every opportunity to succeed.
“It’s been quite a journey but we have so much more left to do. I would love for your community to join our family so please take the time to explore our website. Let’s share this dream that all children should grow up in a home full of books.
“The first step is always the hardest, but you’ll never know unless you try…”
- Dolly Parton
How the program Works
We are proud to bringing high quality books free to children in Kitsap county, birth up to 5 years old. By registering at the link below. Each month a new age appropriate book will come in the mail addressed to the child. It's just that easy. Upon the child's 5th birthday they will receive a letter from Dolly Parton herself wishing them a happy birthday and ending the journey with her but encouraging them to get a library card and continue the life long journey or reading.
No parent will be charged or solicited to pay for these books. The registration information will only be used to mail books to children. All cost are covered through Dolly Parton Imagination Library, United Way of Kitsap County and our sponsors.
"Let’s share this dream that all children should grow up in a home full of books." - Dolly Parton