The mission of the Imagination Library of Colorado is to increase literacy by ensuring all young children in our area may participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Our goal is to provide sponsorship of over 500 children for a one year subscription to receive a new book every month to read in Centennial. It takes $25 to support each child per year. Will you please help us?
We know that reading begins at birth, that the benefits of a home library go far beyond the books, and that parents and guardians are a child’s first and best teacher. By providing books every month at no cost to families, the Imagination Library increases childhood literacy rates, fosters a love of books, and promotes a culture of reading among all families in Colorado.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Colorado

  • 16,100 Colorado children receive a book each month

  • Imagination Library's first affiliate launched in Colorado in 2005 

  • 170 Million books & counting have been delivered since 1996.

  • Receiving books in the mail is a simple & effective way to create excitement around books.

  • Children participating in DPIL are 30% more likely to start school kindergarten-ready

  • Currently, Colorado has 26 local affiliate programs serving 22 counties

  • Almost 20% of books mailed each year are either fully bilingual in English & Spanish or have
    Spanish language content.

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  • Imagination Library books are specially selected age-appropriate, high-quality titles.

  • Our books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five.

  • Each book is personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to the child’s home.

  • This creates a gifting experience, making books exciting, showing the child someone is thinking of them.