How it Works


Parents enroll their children age 0 to 5 in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Currently, parents can enroll online or using a paper form at any one of our local community partners.


Every month, the child receives an age-appropriate book in the mail addressed to them. Books are 100% free!


Children grow up in a home full of books. Books help baby learn shapes, colors, letters and numbers. Older kids get rhyming books, complex stories, and stories about diversity. Imagination Library books are selected to help children be ready for kindergarten. It’s that simple!

Our Impact in Numbers


eligible zip codes


children enrolled


books delivered


free to parents

Who Is Eligible?

Currently, we are enrolling children in the following zip codes:

  • 76701
  • 76704
  • 76707
  • 76710
  • 76711

We want all children in McLennan County to receive free books! We are working hard to raise funds to expand eligibility! If you’d like to donate, click the link here to make a safe, secure contribution to funding literacy for our community’s children.

Catch Up on Our

Latest News

  • August Book Reviews
    Summer continues and so do the great book selections from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Amanda Urabe, with the Imagination Library of Waco, has written reviews for a couple of the books that will be arriving in mailboxes this August. WonderContinue reading “August Book Reviews”
  • July Book Reviews
    Dolly’s Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee always has some great book choices! Amanda Urabe, with Imagination Library of Waco, has written some mini-reviews of a few of the books being mailed out this month. One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count withContinue reading “July Book Reviews”
  • Early Literacy Tips
    by Amanda Urabe Literacy is defined most simply as “the ability to read and write.” Here are some little things you can do with your young child to begin the path of literacy. Read together. Emilie Buchwald, award-winning children’s bookContinue reading “Early Literacy Tips”