Open Books Presents:
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Chicago

Open Books Presents Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Chicago

Each year, Open Books gives away more than 150,000 high-quality, hand-selected used books to Chicago’s children and their families. Meanwhile, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has sent more than 110 million brand-new books to 1.3 million children around the world. It couldn’t be a better match…and so, starting in November 2018, we are thrilled and honored to be bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to our city as their exclusive Chicago affiliate.

The program is simple. After being registered with Open Books (coming soon), children aged 0-5 receive a free book in the mail each month directly from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We’re launching in the North Lawndale community and will roll out to every ward by 2020, with a goal of making Chicago the highest-participating city in the nation.

Like us, Dolly Parton believes in the transformational power of books. We’re looking forward to sharing that power with more of Chicago’s families than ever.

Register a Child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Now!

Delivering to North Lawndale NOW!



Zip Code 60623 or 60624

If you're outside the current coverage area, but live in the City of Chicago, we'll be coming to your neighborhood soon.

Waiting List

The fine print: This program is only open to children between the ages of 0-5 and live in the limits of the City of Chicago.