Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Library Foundation of Martin County, in partnership with Martin County Library System is excited to announce that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will be available to all children living in Martin County who are under five years old.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five. Specially selected high-quality, age appropriate books are personalized with each child’s name and mailed directly to their home to create a gifting experience that makes books exciting and encourages families to spend time enjoying books together. Best of all, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is available to all Martin County children age five and under, at no cost to the family.

The Library Foundation of Martin County, in partnership with the Martin County Library System, and proudly supported by Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Hobe Sound Community Chest, and The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie invite you to sign up your children who are under five to participate in this program.

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States.

The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream.

The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Founded in 1992, the mission of The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc. is to acquire and administer funds to enrich library services and facilities not met by public funding and to endow the library system for future generations. In addition to the Kiplinger Literary Award Luncheon, the foundation hosts the annual A Literary Affair dinner in March in conjunction with the Book Mania! Festival.

A mom reading to her child