Please join us as we mark this huge milestone while celebrating the amazing children and families who receive our books!
A very special thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, and partners who believe in the power of providing books to young children in our community.
We believe that EVERY child deserves to get started on the right page. That is why we want to provide a free book every month for children under the age of 5 living in Grand Junction. Currently, registration is available to children with a mailing address in 81501, 81503, 81504, 81505, 81506 or 81507.
All parents have to do is register their child: Register Online Now
How It Works:
Grand Junction Imagination Library:
- Raises money to fund this program locally.
- Registers eligible children to receive books.
- Purchases the books each month through our partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which packages and mails our books.
Imagination Library History
Dolly Parton created the Imagination Library in 1996 for the children in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee. She believed that income should not be a restriction for children to have books in their home. The popular program has since spread to hundreds of communities and provides hundreds of thousands of books each month to registered children in participating communities all of the United States, Canada and England. By 2012, Dolly Parton Imagination Library had mailed 40 million books. Approximately 675,000 children are registered to receive a book each and every month.
Promoting the love of early reading and learning as the building blocks for a strong foundation in education, the program believes in helping children dream more, learn more, care more and be more through its educational campaign.
The Dollywood Foundation funds administrative costs for the program and offers books to replicated programs like ours at a discounted cost.