Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Every child deserves books of their own. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library makes that easy and free. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides children with up to 60 high quality, age-appropriate books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name directly to their home. This is a free program supported by local champions, including United Way of Kaw Valley. Local champions raise funds to cover program costs that are not covered by the Imagination Library.





Select the county below in which you reside to find your local program



The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and United Way of Kaw Valley are co-champions for Shawnee County.


Charitable Vending, through Glacial Hills Resource Conservation & Development is the local champion for Jackson County


Success By 6 is the local champion for Douglas County.

There is currently no local champion in Jefferson County. If your agency or business is interested in serving as a local champion please contact Brett Martin. The Imagination Library is currently not available for children living in Jefferson County.

Babies can sign up as soon as they are born! Your child will start receiving books eight to 10 weeks after the form is submitted. Your child will continue to receive a book every month until they turn 5 or you move out of a participating county (check the national Imagination Library site to see if the program is supported in your new location). Books are mailed to the address on the registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must update your address online or contact United Way of Kaw Valley with the new address by email OR phone, 785.273.4804.