Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was designed to encourage reading to preschool children. Each month after a child is registered – until their fifth birthday – a carefully selected, age-appropriate book is sent to the child’s home. There is no cost to the family; UWSWA provides the books free of charge.

Currently, only children living in Choctaw County and Mobile County are eligible.

A total of 407 were served in Mobile County and together received 1,734 books in 2022-23. In Choctaw County, 106 children were served by Imagination Library and 1,1064 books were distributed to them. In Mobile County, 90 children were served by Imagination Library and 670 books were distributed to them.

For more information, contact Lindsay Lum at llum@uwswa.org or 251.433.3624.

Learn & Grow with Your Child

  • FREE Books for children Birth-5 Years old
  • one book per month until the child’s 5th birthday
  • age-appropriate Books each month
  • Books are mailed to the child’s home
  • Books are labeled and delivered in the child’s full name
  • parents receive developmentally appropriate messages for establishing strong parent-child attachments and teaching for their young children

Register your child (under 5) in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and The Basics Southwest Alabama Programs by scanning the QR Code below or click here.

Scan QR Code to register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and The Basics Southwest Alabama