Imagination Library

The Round Top Family Library is proud to announce a pilot program to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to pre-schoolers in our area! We’re beginning with a program to serve the families of Round Top, Carmine, Fayetteville, Ledbetter and Burton. If the program is successful, we plan to ask libraries in nearby towns to partner with us to expand the program.

About Imagination Library

In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. The new program gave each child a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age appropriate books directly to their homes, Dolly wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Since its launch, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has set and surpassed many goals and milestones. The first book order in 1995 totaled just over 1,700. Today, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends more than one million books per month to children around the world inspiring them to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More.

How It Works

Each month, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a high quality, age appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family. Countless parents have shared how excited their child is when their new book arrives each month. Many groups and individuals work hard behind the scenes to make that special moment possible for each child.


Your family must reside in one of the zip codes we are piloting – 78954, 78932, 78940, 78946 or 77835. Children are eligible to participate up to their 5th birthday. There are several options to enroll your child:

You can enroll your child online on the Imagination Library website.

You can download and print an application form. Complete it and return it to the library.

You can also apply by contacting the library at (979) 249-2700 or by email