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!
Read about how the Imagination Library has helped one family during the COVID-19 Pandemic
During the COVID-19 Crisis, The Imagination Library has continued to bring the magic of reading into the homes of families in isolation, keeping learning at the centre of Australian families.
Read more about how important the Imagination Library was for Adam and his family throughout 2020 here.
School Readiness Funding
School Readiness Funding is available to Victorian Kindergartens through the Victorian Government Department of Education. To calculate what it might cost to have Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at your service use the below box. Enter the figures for your Kindergarten in the green boxes. If you have any questions or would like to access the program, you can get in touch with us here.
Community of Tamworth
Places for our newest Imagination Library are now available!
Find out more or donate to support this library:
Department of Education & Training Victoria
Find out about School Readiness funding and how you can get your kindergarten involved!
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: