Imagination Library

Expanding literacy for all Mendocino County children age 0-5

Register your child for Imagination Library - click here
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program designed to get books in the hands of children and their families. First parents enroll their children in the program. Next, the child will receive a free book in the mail every month, from the time they sign up until their 5th birthday.

The first book is called “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper (Dolly Parton’s favorite) and the rest are tailored to the child’s age. For example, babies will receive hard bound books and 4 ½ year olds will receive paperback books.

Thanks to this program, if a child is enrolled at birth they will have 60 books in their home by the time they enter kindergarten.

Download a brochure in English including the registration form here or click here for a form in Spanish.

For the story about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program click here.

Support Imagination Library

Local support is needed to sustain this program. The Imagination Library is absolutely free to participating families.

 To help keep it free, Raise & Shine Non-Profit accepts donations to offset the $30 cost per child, per year.


You may donate online via our “DONATE ” button below
Write a check payable to: Imagination Library

Mail to:

Imagination Library
Raise & Shine
166 East Gobbi Street,
Ukiah, CA  95482

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