Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Offered by the Early Childhood Education Alliance and at Rodman Public Library
Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting 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. As a participant in this gifting program, Rodman Public Library is partnering with the Early Childhood Education Alliance and Greater Alliance Foundation to make this available to children within the 44601 zip code area. For more information, call the Rodman Library Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223 or register online at https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/OHALLIANCE/.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - FAQ
What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an international program that offers free books to children each month from birth until age 5. This program is available to any child living in the 44601 zip code through a partnership between Rodman Public Library, Early Childhood Education Alliance, and the Greater Alliance Foundation.
Who is eligible to participate? This program is for children from birth to age 5 who are residents of the 44601 zip code. Due to processing time, the age cutoff for registration is 4 years, 8 months.
Can anyone living in zip code 44601 register, even if they don’t have a Rodman Public Library card? Yes. In addition, if you live in a different zip code, you may still be able to participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Please contact Rodman Public Library at (330) 821-2665, or find out if you are eligible here: https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/find-my-program/
Register online or submit an official registration form, completely filled out by a parent or guardian.
Please notify Rodman Public Library any time your address changes, so that your child can continue to receive books at your new address.
Read with your child.
Can books be sent to P.O. boxes? Yes.
How long will it take for my child to receive their first book? It may take 6 to 9 weeks for the delivery of your child’s first book.
Is there a program like this for older kids? No, there is no equivalent program for older children.
Who do I contact for questions regarding this program? Please contact Rodman Public Library at 330-821-2665.
Who sponsors our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? This is currently sponsored by the Friends of Rodman Library, the Greater Alliance Foundation, Rotary Club of Alliance, and Alliance Kiwanis Club. We are always looking for more sponsors to help sustain this program into the future.
How can I help support this program? Please contact the Greater Alliance Foundation at 330-823-8560 if you would like to help sustain Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the Alliance area.
I am involved in a preschool/daycare/non-profit group and would like to help promote this program to my group. How can I accomplish this? Both the Rodman Public Library and the Early Childhood Education Alliance are happy to speak to your organization about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. You can also print out this PDF [coming soon] to encourage parents to register their child for the program.