• Enroll your child HERE!
  • In 6-8 weeks, your child will receive their first book in the mail - 'The Little Engine That Could'.
  • Books arrive in the mail monthly until your child's 5th birthday.


About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book-gifting program in the world.  The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has gifted well over 182 million free books in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and The Republic of Ireland.  The Imagination Library mails more than 2 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to enrolled children from birth to age five.  Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring children to dream more, learn more, care more and be more.  The impact of the program, has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics.  Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  For more information, please visit

The Charlottesville Rotary Club has been the proud local affiliate of this program in the City of Charlottesville since 2015 and Albemarle County since 2021.


To support the Imagination Library in the Charlottesville area?

This program is offered free of charge to any children under age 5 in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County - all you have to do is enroll. The Rotary Club of Charlottesville sponsors each enrolled child, but welcomes additional contributions from families and local donors. For example, if your family is enrolling a new child in the program and able and interested in supporting this program, please consider contributing $50 per year to support both your child and one other young child in the CVille area for that first year.
You may contribute online HERE or via Venmo (@CVille-Rotary) or by sending a tax-deductible check to the Charlottesville Rotary Foundation address below.  Thank you very much for your consideration and support!

Questions, Contributions or to Update your child's mailing address?

E-mail Imagination Library
Rotary Club of Charlottesville
PO Box 7302
Charlottesville, VA 22906
(434) 293-9104, ext. 103

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