Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library helps boost your children’s education by providing free children’s books. By reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you can give them the biggest boost toward a successful education.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will provide age-appropriate books for you to 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 receive books of their own, at no cost, thanks to United Way of Cumberland County and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.


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 each month.



Who Is Eligible

  • Preschool children (no older than 5); and
  • Residents of Cumberland County, North Carolina


What are my responsibilities?

  • Submit a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library registration request; filled out by the parent or guardian; and
  • 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; and
  • Most importantly, read with your child.


When will my child receive their first book?

  • The first book will arrive within two to three months after the request has been approved by the United Way of Cumberland County. Children’s books will be mailed monthly, to your home and will continue until your child turns five or they no longer reside in 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. Please encourage them to complete the registration request or register online. When you tell them about this free program, you 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 program for children, please ask them to mail their donation to United Way of Cumberland County, 222 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Please write Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the memo section.
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