Welcome!Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - Early Childhood Literacy

What Do We Do?
The two primary tasks of The Imagination Library of Grant County are to (1) register pre-school children who are under the age of five who will then receive a free, age-appropriate book mailed to their home, and (2) raise the funds to pay for the books and mailing costs.

Our Mission:
Our organization exists exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, to deliver books monthly to homes of the children of Grant County thereby promoting experiences with language and reading, and establishing the basis for future learning success and to promote and expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library throughout the state of New Mexico.

Our Vision:
All children in Grant County will arrive at the steps of Kindergarten ready and able to succeed.

With the help of El Grito Headstart, GRMC’s First Born Program, local clinics and daycare centers, we register children from birth to age five.  A child who is registered at birth will accumulate a library of 60 free books by their fifth birthday. The first book children receive is Dolly Parton’s favorite, “The Little Engine That Could” and their graduation book is “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”

To help accomplish our mission and realize our vision, we have executed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with The Dollywood Foundation, Grant County’s First Born Program, Silver Health Care, Inc., and Gila Regional Medical Center’s Maternal/Child Department.  Negotiations are currently underway to sign MOU agreements with Hidalgo Medical Services and the New Mexico Pediatric Society.  With their cooperation and that of other local venues, childcare organizations and other entities, we register children from birth to age 4½.   These MOUs ensure the collaboration of many of the agencies that serve Grant County.