Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

In partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ohio, the seven independent public library systems in Wood County, known collectively as Woodlink, are proud to bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Wood County to families in Wood County. Learn more about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Wood County.
Program costs are covered by a 50% match from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ohio program and 50% in locally provided funds. Each library of the county's seven libraries contributed to the project based on the population in their legal service district. The seven libraries that worked together to provide local funds are the North Baltimore Public Library, Pemberville Public Library, Rossford Public Library, Way Public Library in Perrysburg, Wayne Public Library, Weston Public Library, and the Wood County District Public Library.
This important early literacy initiative mails every child from birth through age 5 one free, age-appropriate book every month. Enroll the children in your life today to begin getting free books and to inspire the love of reading from a young age.
Science shows that a child's brain is already 80% developed by 3 years old. Through reading, children begin to learn words and sounds, recognize pictures, and understand emotions.
Entertainment icon and savvy businesswoman Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1995. Growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, her father's inability to read and write inspired her to begin her Imagination Library within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 2 million free books each month to children around the world.
After seeing the impact of the program on her own family, First Lady Fran DeWine established the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ohio in 2019. In November of 2020, it grew to encompass all 88 counties of Ohio.
Questions? Email or call (419) 352-5104. 
To help support this important early literacy program, click here to make a donation to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Wood County.
Who can enroll a child for this program?
Parents or guardians should enroll their child(ren) into the program, as enrollment requires consent from a parent or guardian. Please feel free to share the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program with parents of children under the age of 5 to get enrolled today.
How long does it take to start receiving books?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library mail(s) out books to almost 3 million children a month. Book orders are placed a month in advance. Depending on when you register your child, it may take up to eight to twelve weeks for the first book to arrive. After that, your books will come once every month.
What books will my child receive in this program?
The first book a child receives is The Little Engine That Could. When the child turns 5 and graduates from the program, they will receive Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! All other books during the course of the program can be found here.
For more frequently asked questions, visit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library website.