Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s

literacy program

donates its

100 millionth

book to the

Library of Congress

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child.  There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them.  Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Whitewater LEADS, other community sponsors, and Dolly Parton.

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home.  They can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until they turn five years old, as long as you remain a resident of Whitewater Unified School District.  Should the child move outside Whitewater Unified School District, they automatically exits the program.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free gift to our children!  All you have to do is read to them.

How can I help?
Do you know a preschool child in the Whitewater Unified School District who is not receiving a book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure/online registration form and encourage them to fill it out and mail it to the address below. Telling them about this free program can make a huge difference in their future and the future of our community.
If you know a business, organization, or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, donations can be sent to:

Whitewater LEADS
P.O. Box 375
Whitewater, WI 53190

What are my responsibilities?

  1.   Be a resident of Whitewater Unified School District
  2.  Submit an official registration form or online form here completely filled out by a parent or guardian
  3.  Notify Whitewater LEADS any time your address changes.  Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration           form.  If the child’s address changes, you must contact your friends at Whitewater Leads P.O. Box 375, Whitewater, WI 53190.

When will I receive books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the Whitewater Unified School District.

2020 Book List

Sassy: Bedtime for Baby
Where’s Ellie?
Baby! Talk!
The Pudgy Pat-a-Cake Book
Who Says Quack?
Look at the Animals
The Pudgy Peek-a-Boo Book+ Baby Sounds
The Pudgy Book of Mother Goose+ I Love My Mommy Because
I Love You, Spot 

Book Reading

The official kickoff for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was celebrated on Oct. 25, 2017 at the Irving Young Memorial Library, with book readings by Whitewater City Manager, Cameron Clapper and 11th Senate District State Senator, Steve Nass.