Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Ensuring children have a strong start and a strong foundation for success in school, work and life.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school.  

The first five years of a child's life are vitally important to their development.  From zero to three years, 90 percent of a child's brain is developed.  A child develops language skills before being able to speak.  Literacy skills develop long before a child is able to read.  Reading is essential to brain development, as well as healthy physical and emotional responses in children.

Our goal is to ensure children have a strong start and a strong foundation for success in school, work and life.

The program is entirely funded by donations.  We received generous startup funds to launch the program for residents of 59715 and 59718.  These local champions include, author, Mark Sullivan and his wife Betsy Sullivan, Bozeman Noon Rotary and The Dairy Keep Project.  Within 5 years, we aspire to enroll 2,000 children annually in the program.  

We need your help to grow and expand the program to neighbor communities in Gallatin, Park, Meagher and Madison Counties.  

Enroll your child today (currently must reside in zip code 59715 or 59718).

Help us grow this program by donating today. 

Your investment will positively impact early literacy, help to close the achievement gap and enhance social emotional learning of our children.

$30 provides one-year of books to a child, $150 provides five-years of books or help us reach a $15K Imagination Library Annual Matching Gift Challenge

JOIN US November 16th at Noon!

Greater Gallatin United Way & Bozeman Noon Rotary invite the community to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Kickoff & Enrollment Event.

When:  November 16th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Where:  Bozeman Public Library

What:  Celebrate and enroll your children, ages 0-5 years for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

During the event, parents and guardians who reside in zip codes 59715 and 59718, can enroll children ages 0-5 years for the program. 

Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy fun activities, snacks, and take home a new book and literacy kit built by United Way Volunteers from U.S. Bank.

Event Hosted By:  Greater Gallatin United Way, Bozeman Public Library with support from Gallatin Early Childhood Council.

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