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Dallas County Imagination Library

Now accepting applicants residing in the 75215 zip code

Imagination-Library-Logo-600The Imagination Library, founded by singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, fosters a love of reading in preschool children and their families by mailing a brand new, age-appropriate book each month to enrolled children under the age of five. The books are free and every child is included as long as they live within our service area.

What Is It?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could™. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who Is Eligible?

Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Dallas County.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  1. Be a legal resident of Dallas County.
  2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian. (Form must be approved and on file with Imagination Library of Dallas County.)
  3. Notify Imagination Library of Dallas County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form.
  4. Read with your child.

When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been processed, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of our service area.


To learn more about the program download the Brochure with Enrollment Form [PDF]

Enroll – Sign up your child today!

We are currently accepting applications for children under the age of 5 who reside in the 75215 zip code.

There are 2 ways to enroll:

  1. Visit the main Dolly Parton Imagination Library website and follow the instructions.
  2. Download the Brochure with the Enrollment form. Complete the form and mail it to the address indicated on the form.

There is no cost to register, but donations are always welcome.


Dallas County’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library is funded entirely by community donations. To sponsor a child or contribute to the cost of the books, please donate now. The program costs approximately $30 per child, per year.

To help support this effort, please send your tax deductible check, made payable to:

Imagination Library of Dallas County
P.O. Box 225431
Dallas, TX 75222

Or you can donate online using PayPal or a major credit card.



Please contact Friends of MLK at 214.219.0096 or send us an email with any questions.