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, since December 2018, we are thrilled and honored to be bringing the Imagination Library to our city as their exclusive affiliate. 

The program is simple. After being registered, 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.

Live in North Lawndale, Austin, Garfield Park, or Little Village?

Zip codes 60608, 60612, 60623, 60624, 60644, or 60651: Sign up now!

Live elsewhere in Chicago?

Join the Waiting List!

Want to Help?

Consider a financial donation for the cause. Only $25 buys a new book delivered EVERY MONTH to a child for ONE YEAR.

Donate Now!

Still Have Questions? Contact Us:

[email protected]

312.475.1355 x101