Dolly Parton Imagination Library

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Konza United Way

The Imagination Library fosters a love of reading and learning in preschool children by mailing them a free, age-appropriate book each month until they turn 5 years old, regardless of the family’s income. Children who are enrolled at birth will amass their own personal library of 60 books!

Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly Parton started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans four countries and mails over 1 million free books each month to children around the world.

Konza United Way is launching the the national program locally in the Fall of 2021.

How to Register your child




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If your child lives in another county, please check www.imaginationlibrary.com to see if the program is available in that county

Local Enrollments Depend on Local donations

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is supported locally by community partners, such as Konza United Way.  Local enrollments depend on local donations. 

A $25 charitable gift will provide a full year’s worth of monthly books to a child.

A $100 charitable gift will provide a full year’s worth of books to 4 children.

A $250 charitable gift will provide a full year’s worth of books to 10 children. 

Gift by Check  

Checks can be mailed to Konza United Way, PO Box 922 Manhattan, KS 66505.  Please include "Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in the memo.

Want to make a corporate donation to underwrite the program or a specific ZIP Code?  

Contact Tara Claussen, CEO at director@konzaunitedway.org or (785) 776-3779 to discuss further.