Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Keeps Moving

Gather your little ones to watch Goodnight with Dolly, a 10-week series of Dolly Patron read-aloud videos that will launch on April 2, 2020. The Dollywood Foundation said, “we hope this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period.”

If your child(ren) is enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the April books may arrive a little later in the month than usual. However, the May books are scheduled to arrive at their normal time.

If you have a child under 5 years old who isn’t signed up for the free book gifting program, sign them up today to start receiving age-appropriate books. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is free for all children under 5 years old in Shawnee County. Kids can be enrolled as soon as they are born to receive a free book every month mailed to their home until their 5th birthday.

“We know these are unsettling days and an incredibly challenging period for many children and families,” said the Dollywood Foundation. “We believe the power of sharing books and stories at home is perhaps more important now than ever before. Holding on to consistencies and reminders of goodness – like receiving a new book in the mail and cuddling up to share it – help provide an engaging and reassuring respite, especially for young children. We’ve been working hard to ensure that we can continue delivering Imagination Library books, and maybe even a bit more, during this period.”

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. She loves reading fiction and is working to keep her TBR list under 120. Ginger is also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society.