Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, originally created in 1995 by renowned entertainer and philanthropist Dolly Parton to serve children in Sevier County, Tennessee—sends a new book every month to Ohio children from birth to age five. This program works to ensure that every child enters kindergarten ready to succeed. Each month, each child enrolled in the program gets a high quality, age-appropriate book in the mail, addressed to the child, for free.
Requirements to Enroll:
- Child or caregiver is a resident of Morrow County
- Address must be able to receive mail
- Child is under the age of 5
It really is that simple!
Three ways to sign up:
- Click here to sign up online today,
- Download the paper application, found at the bottom of this page, fill it out, and mail it in, or
- Stop by the library, grab a paper application, fill it out, and mail it in
HEARTBEAT OF MORROW COUNTY
Attn: DP Imagination Library
PO BOX 255
MOUNT GILEAD OH 43338
Once your child is signed up, it will take about 8-10 weeks for their first book to arrive. Every child receives "The Little Engine that Could" for their first book. After that, books will be geared toward their age and change with them as they grow. Once a child turns 5 years old, they'll receive their final book the month of their birthday, "Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!"
If you move before your child finishes the program, simply update your address through the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library website. This will ensure they continue to receive their monthly book, no matter where they are.
If your child is blind, check out the Braille Tails Print/Book program, a collaboration between the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and the American Printing House for the Blind.