Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Buncombe Partnership for Children is collaborating with the Literacy Council of Buncombe County to run Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. In November 2015, 200 children were enrolled; now 400 children are served thanks to community support, with the plan to reach more in 2017-2018.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library provides free books monthly to children living in Buncombe County ages birth to five years old. Participating children receive an age appropriate book each month, mailed directly to the child from the time of registration until age 5. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library supports preparing children for kindergarten by exposing children to the concepts of print, encouraging child/parent reading and increasing early literacy skills.


Get Involved.

You can donate $26 to cover the cost of books and postage every month for a year through this program, or you can ask your book club to join and support a child for their entire time in the program. Email us at [email protected] for more information!


Final DPIL

For more information, please contact:

Niki Paganelli
Literacy Council of Buncombe County
31 College Place
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 254-3442
Email: [email protected]

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