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What is the Dolly Party Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program that offers any child in Licking County a free book via U.S. mail every month from birth through their 5th birthday.

Can anyone in Licking County register, even if they’re not a Licking County Library card holder?

Yes. All public libraries in Licking County are participating: Alexandria, Granville, Homer and Pataskala.

What ages are permitted to register?

Children receive books from birth to 5-years-old. However, due processing time, we ask that the age cutoff for registration is 4 years, 8 months.

How do I register?

You can register online or with any library in Licking County. Online registration is found here. Forms can be found at any public service desk or print off this PDF and bring it in with you. You can also register by email or phone: youthservices@lickingcountylibrary.org or 740.349.5500. Please provide the following information when registering by email/phone.

  • Child’s First Name
  • Child’s Middle Initial
  • Child’s Last Name
  • Child’s Date of Birth
  • Child’s Gender
  • Adult’s First Name
  • Adult’s Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Adult’s Email Address
  • Street Address
  • City
  • ZIP Code
  • County

Can books be sent to PO Boxes?

Yes.

Can a grandparent, legal guardian, etc. register a child, or must it be their parent?

Yes, grandparents, aunts, uncles, caregivers, etc. may register a child. They may also have the books sent to their address rather than the child’s address if requested.

How long will it take for my child to receive their first book?

It may take up to 6 to 9 weeks for the delivery of your child’s first book.

Is there a program like this for older kids?

No, there is no equivalent program for older children.

Who do I contact for questions regarding this program?

Please contact LCL’s Youth Services Department at youthservices@lickingcountylibrary.org or 740.349.5550.

Who sponsors the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?

Locally, this program is sponsored by Friends of the Licking County Library.

How do I help support this incredible program?

We encourage monetary donations to help sustain the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Licking County. Please contact LCL Director Babette Wofter at bwofter@lickingcountylibrary.org.

I am involved in a preschool/daycare/non-profit group and would like to promote this program to my group. How do I go about that?

Licking County Library is happy to speak to your organization about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. You can also print this PDF to be passed out to your group.

 

Watch the video below about this incredible program and philanthropist!

The Little Engine That Could, I Think I Can and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 

 

 

 

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