About Us

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


We are preparing children for lifelong learning through reading.

The Greene County Imagination Library partners with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation to build a foundation for reading and learning through books for Tennessee’s children. All children from birth to age five are eligible to receive books at no cost to families. Providing books in the home is a unique opportunity for family engagement, vocabulary and reading skills development.

How it works

Greene County Imagination Library enrolls children, promotes the program in our community, and raises funds for half of the cost of books and mailing.

Through an annual state grant, the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation funds the other half of the cost of books and mailing and supports local programs through fundraising, volunteer training and public relations.

The Dollywood Foundation manages selection, pricing and distribution of the books.

This is a dynamic public-private partnership unlike any other in the U.S. today.

The Imagination Library program is built on decades of reading research consistently demonstrating that having books at home helps children develop literacy skills.

* We are a non-profit 501(c)3 and operate solely on grants and donations. Please contact us to learn how YOU can make a difference to the young children of Greene County!

We are a member of the Greene County Partnership: