Your seven Black Hawk County public libraries are coming together to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to our community in partnership with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, quality books to children from birth until age five. Currently, the libraries are raising funds to meet their goal of $75,000 before registration can begin.

Donors can give to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Fund held at the Cedar Falls Community Foundation to help support this project. Just $25 dollars provides one book per month for one child for a whole year. A donation of $125 provides monthly books for one child from birth until they turn five years old.  All funds raised locally stay in the community and directly purchase books for local children. You can donate to the project using the link below. We hope to reach our fundraising goal by May so that we can begin registering children in June.

>You can donate online by clicking here!

We thank the many citizens and civic groups of Black Hawk County for their ongoing support!


Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of the The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails more that 1.4 million high-quality age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increase in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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To register your child under the age of 5, click here