Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, otherwise referred to as the Imagination Library, is an early literacy program. The program is available to children, aged zero to five. Each child will receive 60 age-appropriate books over the course of five years. The books are hand-selected by a panel of early literacy professionals as a program of The Dollywood Foundation. The selection of books also includes bilingual titles.

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Inspire a Love of reading

How does the program work?

Families enroll their children at birth, or any time after birth through age 5, through United Way of Larimer County. Every month until age 5, a free age-appropriate book is mailed directly to the child’s home with the child’s name on the envelope.

Why Should I Participate?

Books in the home have been consistently proven to be an indicator of a child’s academic success. 90% of brain development occurs by age 5. Research shows between 66% and 75% of families read more to their children after receiving the Imagination Library books. Most importantly, children develop a lifelong love of learning and reading.

How do I sign my child up?

Click on the button below to register online. Please be aware of the 8-10 week processing period for new registrations. Children who are registered by the 25th day of the month will receive their first book within ten weeks from the registration date. For example, registrations submitted by February 25th will receive their first book by April 31st.

Become an Enrollment Partner

Enrollment partners work with United Way of Larimer County to help sign families up for the Imagination Library. 

If your organization would like to become an enrollment partner for Larimer County Imagination Library, please contact Christina at ccooper@uwaylc.org.

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You can make an impact in our community by giving to the Larimer County Imagination Library! Your support will ensure children in our community have access to this program and receive free, high-quality books for years to come. 

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