Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Background

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is helping you give a boost to your child's education by providing free children's books by mail monthly. By reading regularly with children during their pre-school years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get. 

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. They can look forward to new and exciting adventures from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library until your child turns five years old and as long as they remain a resident of Robeson County.  

With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy that may be found in books. These moments continue each month until the child turns five, and in their very last month in the program they recieve “Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.”

Who is eligible?

All children ages birth to five who live in Robeson County are eligible! 

 

What are my responsibilities?

  • Be a resident of Robeson County 

  • Submit a Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Registration request ( must be filled out by the parent/ guardian). Request must be approved and on file with the Lumber River United Way. 

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Robeson County. Be sure to let us know if your address changes while your child is enrolled.

Enjoy reading these books with your child! For more information contact our office at (910) 739-4249.

Our Impact 

The Dolly Imagination Library has helped over 7500 children in Robeson County receive books that will give them a jumpstart on their learning abilities and childhood education. 

Books mailed in Robeson County 

 

2012 - 3,616

2013 - 21,011

2014 - 25,348 

2015 27,396  

2016 - 27,907 

2017 - 26,074 

2018 - 27,928 

2019 30,381 

2020 - 34,924 

 

Breakdown by geographical area and zip code as of 12.31.2020 

 

Fairmont (28340230  

Proctorville (28375) 3 

St. Paul’s (28384244  

Lumberton (28358752 / (28359) 43 / (28360361 

Pembroke (28372395 

Orrum (2836974 

Maxton (28364342 

Red Springs (28377200 

Rowland (28383187 

Shannon (28386128 

Lumber Bridge (2835748 

Parkton (28371145

 

Privacy statement: This registration information will not be used for any purpose not related to the Imagination Library. We may contact you to request additional information, alert you to special offers or invite you to special events related to the program.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Registration Form

Child's Information
Race
Child's Parent/Guardian Information
*If different from child's address
I hereby explicitly consent to allow the Dollywood Foundation, Inc. to use the information provided herein for the purposes of participating in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program. To measure the benefits of this program we may create data sets with the information provided herein and share them with research and educational advancement partners. You agree to review our full Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy by visiting imaginationlibrary.com. By signing and submitting this form you expressly consent to the terms set forth herein.