Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age five, no matter their family’s income. The West Virginia Department of Education and Marshall University’s June Harless Center, in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, are fostering a love of books among West Virginia’s children. Books are delivered to the home monthly at no cost to families.
As of May 2022, the program has mailed over 3 million books to children in the state
There are approximately 93,475 eligible children in the state
As of October 2022, 52% of eligible children are enrolled in the program
It costs approximately $2.10 per child per month to purchase and distribute books