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Imagination Library

“You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children.”  – Dolly Parton

Thanks to the generous support of our community partners, including our founding and sustaining partner Woodland Farms Foundation, we are excited to launch the Russell County Imagination Library!


How It Works

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library can help your child love to read just by having print books at home, reading yourself, and setting aside time daily for your children to read.  Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Russell County Imagination Library, and Dolly Parton.  Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home.

Your child can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until they turn five years old as long as you live within Russell County.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free gift to your child!  All you have to do is read often to inspire a lifelong love of reading!


Who Is Eligible?

All children in Russell County from birth to age five.


What Are My Responsibilities?

  • Be a resident of Russell County.
  • Submit an official registration form or enroll online, completely filled out by the authorized adult.
  • Notify Russell County Imagination Library any time your address changes.
  • Read with your child and have fun!


When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Russell County.


Who Has Made This Possible?

The Russell County Imagination Library is a community partnership between the Russell County Public Library, and Anchors & Paws Community Early Childhood Council.  Creation and sustainability of the Russell County Imagination Library would not have been possible without the generous contribution of Woodland Farms Foundation, our Founding and Sustaining Partner.


How Can I Help?

Do you know a preschool child in Russell County who is not receiving Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library?  Give their caregiver a registration form and encourage them to fill it out or go online to enroll.  Telling them about this free-to-the-family program can make a huge difference for their future. Donate today by clicking HERE.

Upcoming events

Toddler Tales

June 25 @ 9:30 am Russell County Public Library

RCPL on the Go!: Grace Manor

June 25 @ 10:00 am Grace Manor

Baby Storytime

June 25 @ 10:30 am Russell County Public Library

Rainbow Watercolors

June 25 @ 3:30 pm Russell County Public Library

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