Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Free Books from Birth to Age 5
Did you know that every child in McCracken County (from birth to five years old) can get a free, monthly, age-appropriate book from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library? The books are mailed to the child, and they get to keep them! Imagination Library is supported by various community members, including foundations, corporations, grants, and even individual donors. If you're interested, we would love for you to donate and help us foster the next generation of readers in McCracken County.
FAQ about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has branches all over the world, and now it’s in McCracken County!
Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home for FREE! There is no cost or obligation to families. Each child will first receive The Little Engine That Could, then receive a book each month until their 5th birthday.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has partnered with The McCracken County Imagination Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by the McCracken County Public Library and primarily funded by grants and donations; payments made from the McCracken County Imagination Library are matched 50-50 through the Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Early Learning, along with the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. Special thanks to the Purchase Area Early Childhood Council, whose initial contribution of $26,000 helped make this possible!
Children under the age of 5 in McCracken County.
• Be a resident of McCracken County.
• Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by the authorized adult. Registration can be done in person, or online at https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/KYMCCRACKEN/
• Notify McCracken County Public Library any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the account. If the child's address changes, the parent/guardian must contact the McCracken County Public Library in order to continue receiving books.
8-12 weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns 5 or you move out of McCracken County.
If you registered your child online or an email address was added to your child's record upon registration, this will serve as your username. If you do not know the password, please request a new password using the New Password/Forgot Password link on the login page. If your link has expired or is invalid, you can request a new link at any time by visiting www.imaginationlibrary.com/bos.