Mission: To increase access to age-appropriate books and promote kindergarten readiness

Our focus IS SIMPLE:

More Books.

Each month, a child enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library receives one high-quality and age appropriate book in the mail to build her love for reading.

Our affiliate currently serves 3 Denver zip codes:
80205, 80211, & 80220.


Our story starts with books.
Your child’s story starts here

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Our Mission

Mission: To increase access to age-appropriate books and promote kindergarten readiness

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My son absolutely loves his Dolly Books & I can see them helping to facilitate a love of reading. A recent book, “I Just Want to Say Goodnight’ made him jump out of bed with excitement. When he recognized himself in the character and opened up a whole new way to enjoy reading.”

— ILD Parent

Our Impact

Children Are More Prepared For School & Have Stronger Reading Skills

Children who participate in the Imagination Library have significantly higher reading readiness scores that their non-participating peers

Giving children early access to books & reading significantly improves their cognitive skills & supports preschool education, recently confirmed by a Tennessee study Sell, Imig. & Samiei, 2014



Thousand Books Mailed

We’ve mailed more than 15,000 books since launching in Denver! Classic books likes The Little Engine that Could and The Very Hungry Caterpillar along with new Classics like Llama Llama Red Pajama are fun books to get any child excited about becoming a reader.



Years Serving Denver

We launched a pilot program in 2015 at Family Star Montessori with 30 children. We’ve grown to serve more than 2,000 families in 80205, 80211, & 80220.



Thousand dollars saved

The average book cost is $15.00. We’ve saved our families more than $200,000. Imagination Library wants to make sure children in our community have access to high quality reading materials no matter the situation.


Give the Gift of Books

Make a monthly gift of $30 today

  • We need your financial contributions to support this program in Denver. Together, we can ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed. 

  • The cost of each book, including postage,
    is only slightly more than $2.50

  • Be part of a proven internationally recognized and respected book program


  • And we can’t do that without your financial support. Donate a financial gift to make sure every child in our community grows up with high quality, age-appropriate books in their home!

Become a corporate sponsor

  • Consider giving a tax-deductible gift of $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 to help Imagination Library reach more children.

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“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.”

National Commission on Reading / Read Full Article 


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We’d love your help!

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Imagination Library of Denver is
registered 501(c)3 and gifts are tax deductible. Tax ID 47-1630330