Free books from birth to Pre-K

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that sends books each month directly to your home until your child’s 5th birthday, for FREE!

The program is generously funded through local non-profits, foundations, school districts and individual donors.

Want to support your local Imagination Library Program? Click here to give.

Enrollment eligibility:

  • Children must be between 0-4 years old
  • Families must live within a participating community

Where in Lane County is the program available?

Community Affiliate To Register Phone
Blachly, Cheshire, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Deadwood, Dexter, Dorena, Elmira, Florence area, Junction City, Mapleton, Marcola, Noti, Pleasant Hill, Oakridge, Veneta, Walton, Westfir and MORE United Way of Lane County REGISTER HERE 541-741-6000
Blue River, Leaburg and Vida McKenzie Education Foundation Learn more HERE 541-822-3970
Eugene city limits Check if your address is within City of Eugene limits Eugene Public Library Foundation Learn more HERE 541-682-5450
Fall Creek and Lowell Lowell, Fall Creek Education Foundation Learn more HERE 541-937-3759
Lorane Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District Learn more HERE 541-935-2100
Springfield Springfield Young Readers Learn more HERE 541-357-8368

Frequently Asked Questions

When will we receive our first book? It generally takes between 6-12 weeks from the time your form is received until the first book is delivered. For example, if you submit your form in February, your order will be placed in March and the first book will be mailed in April.

When are the book orders placed? Book orders are placed each month. Upcoming order dates:

  • March 30, 2021
  • April 30, 2021
  • May 31,  2021

What if we move? If you move, your books will not be forwarded to a new address and instead will remain at your local post office. Please change your address by either logging in to the Imagination Library parent portal or contact your local affiliate to help you.

What books will my child receive? The first book all children receive is “The Little Engine That Could”. The month your child turns five years old, they will receive “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”. Both versions are customized with messages from Dolly Parton. After receiving “The Little Engine That Could”, each month a new age appropriate book will be delivered to your child. Download the 2021 Book List or log into the Imagination Library parent portal to see which book you will receive next.

I have two kids signed up, will they get their book on the same day? Books will arrive on different days. This is because books for each age group are mailed at different times of the month.

Questions? Contact or 541-741-6000.

For more great ideas on how to encourage your child’s love of reading check out the LaneKids Newsletter, Reading Resources, the LaneKids Activity Calendar and LaneKids Facebook page.