Dolly Partons Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available to all children under five in Missouri!

Please share with friends and family with children under age 5 so they can start getting books every month.

The Missouri Imagination Library was made possible by legislation (Section 178.694 RSMo) that identifies school districts as the local partner for this initiative. Full funding was included in DESE’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget to establish and administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for all children in Missouri age 0-5. There is no cost to parents or schools for the books or the postage to deliver them.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books each month to registered children from birth to age five, free of charge to families through funding shared by local community partners. To receive these books, all parents or guardians need to do is register their children in the program. Each child enrolled in the program receives one book per month from birth to age five. High-quality, age-appropriate books are then mailed each month to the name of the child enrolled.

Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading and inspiring children to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More. The program’s impact has been widely researched, and results demonstrate its positive impact on early childhood development and literacy skills. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit

Registration Info:

To register in the State of Missouri, visit