Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is helping you give a boost to your children’s education by providing free children’s books. By reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Cumberland County and Dolly Parton.
Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. They can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until your children turns five years old and as long as they remain a resident of Cumberland County.
Who is eligible?
- Preschool children (no older than 5)
- Resident of Cumberland County, North Carolina
What are my responsibilities?
- Be a resident of Cumberland County, North Carolina
- Submit an Dolly Parton Imagination Library Registration Request; filled out by the parent / Guardian, request must be approved and on file with the United Way of Cumberland County.
- Notify the United Way of Cumberland County any time the child’s address changes. Children’s books are sent to the address on the Registration Request.
- Read with your child.
When will my child receive their first book?
- Within two to three months after the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Request has been received at the United Way of Cumberland County. Children’s books will begin arriving monthly, at your home, and will continue until you child turns five or they are no longer a resident of Cumberland County.
How can I help?
- Do you know a preschool child in Cumberland County who is not receiving a children’s book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure or tell them about this web site. 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 know of a business, organization, or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, please tell them about this web site or send donations to United Way of Cumberland County, 222 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC 28301