Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children

In 2017, North Carolina’s state lawmakers included $3.5 million in the first year and $7 million in the second year of the state budget for Smart Start to administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across North Carolina.

The Smart Start network, made up of 75 local partnerships that serve our state’s communities, is signing up families across NC for Imagination Library which is a book gifting program for children from birth to age five. Together, we are working to ensure children develop a love of reading early on.

How Do I Enroll My Child?

Enrolling your child is easy! Click here to register your child for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library or call us at 704-878-9980 and we will mail you a registration form to complete and return to us.

When Does the First Book Arrive?

8-10 weeks after the registration form has been received. If you move, please contact us so your child can continue receiving books.


For more information, please contact:
Taketha Norman, Early Literacy Coordinator or 704-878-9980