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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The more books in the home, the better the school and life outcomes for children.

The research is clear – just 15 minutes a day of reading with a child is enough to help build the literacy and developmental skills needed to start school ready to read, learn and succeed.

That’s why United Way Australia is partnering with communities across the country to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to thousands of children in some of our most vulnerable communities.

This monthly home delivered book program brings the magic of a library into the home, with a gift of a book every month free of charge to families before school begins. Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kickstarting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential!

Help us bring this life-changing initiative to even more children: Start an Imagination Library  Donate
Register a Child or find out more:
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Click the map to see if there’s an Imagination Library in your community!

Featured Partner:
Community of Tamworth


Places for our newest Imagination Library are now available!
Find out more or donate to support this library:

Visit the Tamworth Imagination Library
Make a Donation

Featured Partner:
Department of Education & Training Victoria


Find out about School Readiness funding and how you can get your kindergarten involved!

Visit the School Readiness Website

Featured Video:
Welcome from Dolly


Imagination Library founder Dolly Parton has a special message inviting us all to play our part in helping children read, learn and be more.

Imagination Library Partners and Supporters

United Way Australia thanks our incredible generous partners and sponsors for helping bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to thousands of Australian children. 

Our Supply Partners:

Our Sponsors