Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Enroll Your Child & Give The Gift Of Reading

"You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children" - Dolly Parton

The State of Alabama approved the Alabama Literacy Act in 2019, which requires all students, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, to be proficient in reading by the end of the third grade to advance to the fourth grade. Students who struggle to read by the end of the third grade often do so because they lack access to books and other reading materials over time.

To address this critical need, the River Region United Way has joined forces with community partners and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to bring high-quality children's books directly to enrolled children in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery Counties.

What Is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation. It reaches more children than any other early childhood book gifting program, and mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth until age five, no matter their family’s income. Since its founding in 1995, the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gifted nearly 200 million books to children worldwide.

Who Is Eligible?

Children under the age of five (5) in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery Counties.

What Are My Responsibilities As A Parent?

  1. Be a resident of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon, or Montgomery County.

  2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out and signed by the authorized adult.

  3. Notify River Region United Way any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on your account. Note: If the child's address changes, you must contact River Region United Way in order to continue receiving books.

  4. Read with your child and have fun!

When Will My Child Receive Books?

Your child will receive their first book eight to ten weeks after RRUW receives your completed registration form. Books will continue to arrive at your home until your child turns five or your family moves out of the River Region.





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