Imagination Library of Hancock County

The Imagination Library is an early childhood literacy program launched by the Dollywood Foundation in 1995 thanks to the vision and generosity of singer and performer Dolly Parton. It provides a new, high-quality, age-appropriate book to the enrollee every month. Books are delivered to the home and in the child’s name.

About The Program

In Hancock County, this program is made possible through the generosity of our caring community who, since 2015, has contributed to an endowment that now exceeds $2 million. The Imagination Library Endowment Fund provides sustainable financial support for program-related costs for over 2,500 children. As a result, books are free to families living in Hancock County with children ages birth to five years old. The Community Foundation of Hancock County and the Hancock County Public Library partner to administer this impactful, county-wide effort

Parent Resources

Book List

View the current book list, featuring a variety of titles for different age groups.

Activity Sheets

Fun activity sheets that go along with some of the books you receive from Imagination Library.

Parent Resources

Learn more about good reading habits, reading tips, and find additional resources.


How can I donate to the Imagination Library endowment?

Please consider honoring the avid reader in your life by making a charitable gift to the Imagination Library program and give the gift of literacy to Hancock County children. Imagination Library donations make great holiday, birthday, and baby shower gifts.

A Message From Janet White

I’m available to answer any questions related to the Imagination Library program. Reach out to me by email or phone.

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