Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Click the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Logo below to Register Your Child!


In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

In October of 2013, with Board support, The United Way of Aroostook took over this program, funding the entire program for the children and families of Aroostook. Since then, UWA has gained some supportive partners.

  • Our four County Hospitals:  CARY Medical Center, Houlton Regional Hospital, Northern Maine Medical Center, and Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital
  • Gallagher Insurance
  • John T. Gorman Foundation
  • Kiwanis International
  • Rotary International

Currently we are sending over 2,200 books each month to the preschool children here in the County! For more information or to register, click the Dolly’s Icon above.  United Way of Aroostook knows that EARLY READERS BECOME FUTURE LEADERS!

It costs approximately $2.12/book or $25 for a year for one child.  If you’d like to donate to the program or sponsor a child for a year for just $25, click the link below and write “DOLLY’S” in the “Additional Information” field of the form.

If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the Dolly’s Program here in Aroostook, please contact our office at 764-5197.