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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Parents in Benton, Washington, Madison and McDonald counties can enroll their children under five years of age in United Way NWA's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Through this program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library mails one book a month, from birth to five years old, for free, to every enrolled child's home. All you have to do is commit to reading to/with your child.
The Imagination Library began in 1996 when Dolly Parton decided to foster a love of reading in her county and to ensure that all children would have books, regardless of their family's income. The program was so successful that over time it expanded internationally.
How do I sign up?
• Be a resident of Benton, Washington, Madison, or McDonald Counties.
• Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with United Way of Northwest Arkansas).
• Notify United Way of Northwest Arkansas any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form.
How can I help?
Do you know an expecting parent or child under one year of age in Northwest Arkansas who is not receiving a children's book from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure or tell them to visit our website. Encourage them to fill out the registration request and send it in. Telling them about this free program can make a huge difference in their child's future and the future of our community.
If you or someone you know would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, send donations to:
United Way of Northwest Arkansas
100 Parkwood Street
You can also register for our yearly fundraiser for the Imagination Library, Bags for Books. Bags for Books 2015 is set for March 10th from 11am-1pm and includes a luncheon and silent purse auction. You can register here: Bags for Books 2015 Registration.