Sign your child up to receive a free book in the mail each month!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails free books to children. Now, every child age 4 and under in Clallam County is qualified to receive a book by mail, at no cost to their families, every month until their fifth birthday!

Every year, a diverse batch of developmentally-appropriate books is selected for each age group including bilingual books in Spanish and English, with options for braille and audiobooks.

Register your children age 4 and under here. Questions about signing up? Email imagination@nols.org. In 6-9 weeks you’ll receive your first book. After that, books will arrive monthly. The first book every child receives is The Little Engine That Could, which is Dolly Parton’s favorite book. The message of the book is timeless, encouraging children to never give up, do their best, and stay positive no matter what.

*Registration is unavailable the 1st of every month for processing.

Access for the Visually Impaired

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has partnered with American Printing House for the Blind to offer braille books for children with visual disabilities.
Apply here for this program.

Through a partnership with American Printing House (APH), Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library also offers audiobooks for children with visual disabilities. The audiobook files available at the APH website can only be played using free playback equipment loaned to eligible individuals through the National Library Service (NLS) Talking Book program. A family must first register their child with NLS and receive an NLS digital playback device. Then, they can visit the APH/DPIL website and download the encrypted DPIL audiobook files. An additional benefit is that by registering a child with the NLS service, a wide range of NLS braille books, audiobooks, and magazines will be available for free loan.

Register here for the APH audiobook program. Get free playback equipment at: sites.aph.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/nls.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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 Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 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 increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit imaginationlibrary.com.


This program is made possible by United Way of Clallam County, the North Olympic Library Foundation, and other local groups. Contributions are welcome to help support this special project. Contact United Way for details.

United Way of Clallam County

United Way of Clallam CountyUnited Way of Clallam County envisions living in a place where everyone is supported socially, economically and in their physical and mental health. United Way of Clallam County’s mission is to strengthen our community by helping people live safe, healthy, and productive lives. They do this by: being a constructive voice for human service needs in Clallam County; providing a way for people to give, advocate and volunteer in our community, and leading collaborative, community-wide efforts to obtain and provide resources to enhance community well-being. To learn more visit their website at www.unitedwayclallam.org.

North Olympic Library Foundation

North Olympic Library FoundationThe North Olympic Library Foundation was created in 2012 to provide enduring support for the North Olympic Library System, its services, programs, and collections. The Foundation supports library related activities that help enrich lives and reach beyond library walls. For more information on the Foundation and its efforts, visit www.northolympiclibraryfoundation.org.