Imagination Library in West Virginia

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.  The Imagination Library program is built on decades of reading research consistently demonstrating that having books at home helps children develop literacy skills. Children from low-income homes across West Virginia deserve access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate books.

The West Virginia Department of Education and Marshall University’s June Harless Center, in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is fostering a love of books among West Virginia’s children. Books are delivered to the home on a monthly basis at no cost to families.

The June Harless Center will act as a fundraising arm for the Imagination Library program to help in meeting the long-term goal which is to ensure that every child in West Virginia has access to age-appropriate books prior to entering school.

Please contact us for further information regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Dr. Stan Maynard, Executive Director,

Brandie Turner, Fundraising Coordinator,


One Year Sponsorship

This $25 donation sponsors a child for one year for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. You may sponsor as many children as you would like with this option.

Three Year Sponsorship

This $75 donation sponsors a child for three years for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Full Program Sponsorship

This $125 donation sponsors a child from birth to age five for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

* In the benefit drop-down box choose “Other” and note “June Harless Center-Imagination Library” in the comments section
*A special thanks to every individual donor who supported the WV Imagination Library program as well as the foundations and corporations listed below.
Thank you to Liz & Jim Jessee for their support of the Imagination Library Program in Mercer County!

Dr. Stan Maynard

Executive Director, June Harless Center

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One John Marshall Drive
Jenkins Hall
Huntington, WV 25755