Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that provides a hand-picked, high-quality book each month to registered children at no cost to the family.

Dolly Parton envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring children to dream. Research of the program’s impact suggests positive increases in essential early childhood literacy metrics.

The Imagination Library of Jessamine County is offered by the Jessamine County Public Library in partnership with Jessamine County’s Ready to Learn Committee, a subgroup of First5 Bluegrass Early Childhood Council.

How are books chosen?

Imagination Library books are chosen by a dedicated panel of early childhood literacy specialists. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher.

Who may sign up?

Children from birth to age five who are residents of Jessamine County are eligible to register for the Imagination Library. Children must be registered by their legal caretaker.

How do I register my child(ren)?

Register online for the Imagination Library of Jessamine County.


Please contact Sarah Underwood, Children’s Librarian, by email. For more information, visit

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Show your support:

Your support of the Imagination Library helps ensure all Jessamine County children can have a great selection of books at home. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Imagination Library of Jessamine County online.