Grand Junction Imagination Library

In Partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Grand Junction Imagination Library


100 Millionth Book Milestone

Since launching in 1996, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has celebrated many milestones. Some of which include mailing the 25 millionth book (2010), Best Practices award from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards (2014) and the 1 Million A Month Milestone (2016). The excitement around this next accomplishment has been building for months as the program prepares to mail it’s 100 millionth book. Reaching the 100 Millionth Book Milestone is a true testament to the dedication of many, many people who work to “put more books in the hands of more children.


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 the city of 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. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has mailed 82 million books. Approximately 950,000 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.


We participate in the Colorado Combined Campaign &  Combined Federal Campaign.

CCC Charity ID Number: 2605                 CFC charity ID Number: 85347