Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia is a free book gifting program. Each month children who are registered will receive free age-appropriate books till the age of five years old.
Towns such as Doomadgee in remote portions of Queensland are seeing “marked improvements” in school readiness among children who have received Imagination Library books. In addition to Queensland, program coverage extends to communities in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
How It Works
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children around the world. Imagination Library books are specially selected age-appropriate, high-quality titles. These books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five. Each one is personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to the child’s home.
Additionally, the Book Selection Committee will choose titles with content representative of Australian readers featuring beloved characters and iconic authors. All of the following books are published by Penguin Random House Australia
The first book a child receives is “Dream Little One, Dream.” The month a child turns five years old, they will receive “Animalia.”
The Imagination Library partners with the help of Local Affiliates and Partners, to bring the program to cities, towns, and communities around the world. Local Affiliates can be businesses, school districts, small or large organizations, or simply individuals who share in the mission and purpose of the Imagination Library. Local affiliates help to distribute the books and at the same time parents and children also feel easy to communicate and have help from them to register in the Imagination Library to have the free books for the children.
How To Register
Find Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library affiliates in your area. If you have an affiliate within your LGA, you can register to start receiving books.
Find My Programme
This is a joint effort between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the United Way began. The partnership helped bring the program to Australia in 2014 making it the fourth nation and third continent to launch the Imagination Library.
For more information: Imagination Library