Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children is proud to be a part of our community’s efforts to promote and increase early literacy efforts in Martin and Pitt Counties. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a literacy program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they turn five, no matter their family’s income. Families in Martin and Pitt Counties can register their child by clicking the button below!
The program was created by country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton in 1995. After launching in Dolly’s hometown of Sevier County, Tennessee, the program grew quickly and eventually expanded nationally. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books to children across the country. In 2017, the NC State Legislature began funding the Imagination Library through a partnership with SmartStart and the North Carolina Partnership for Children.