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

  • September Book Reviews
    It’s nearly fall and more books will be arriving in mailboxes soon! Teamwork and perseverance are themes in both of the books this month reviewed by Amanda Urabe for Imagination Library of Waco. Brick by Brickby Heidi Woodward Sheffield PapiContinue reading “September Book Reviews”
  • 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”