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.

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 Organization To Register Phone
Blachly, Cheshire, Deadwood, 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 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

When will you receive your first book? It generally takes 6-9 weeks from the time your form is received until the first book is delivered. 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.

What if I move? If you move your books will not be forwarded to a new address. Please change your address by either logging in to your parent account on the Imagination Library system or contact your local affiliate to help you.

Questions? Contact education@unitedwaylane.org or 541-741-6000.

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