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The mission of the Imagination Library of Colorado is to increase literacy by ensuring all young children across the state may participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Our goal is to provide support to current affiliates and launch new

affiliates so all children in Colorado have access. 

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: loved by families, validated by research  


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Why Books at Birth Increases Kindergarten Readiness 


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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Colorado 

  • 18,000+ 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 30 local affiliate programs serving 25 counties.

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

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

  • Our books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to the month of their fifth birthday.

  • 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. 

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