Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of 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 acts 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.

One-Year Sponsorship:

Your $26 donation sponsors a child’s one-year enrollment in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Three-Year Sponsorship:

Your $78 donation sponsors a child’s three-year enrollment in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Full Program Sponsorship:

Your $130 donation sponsors a child’s enrollment from birth to age five in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library literacy program, providing the full school-readiness preparatory book series, including ‘Look Out Kindergarten! Here I Come’ graduation book with a personal note from Dolly!

How to Make Your Donation

In the “Fund Designation” drop-down box, choose “Other” and note “June Harless Center-Imagination Library” in the comments section.

For More information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Tarabeth Heineman, June Harless Center Executive Director, tarabeth.heineman@marshall.edu

Jamie Lima, State Director, jamie.lima@marshall.edu

Thank you to every individual donor, foundation, and organization who supports the Imagination Library Program in West Virginia!