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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to Coralville

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A new early literacy program mails a free book each month to Coralville children from birth to age five. The Coralville Public Library, Coralville Public Library Foundation, and Friends of the Coralville Public Library have partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to increase opportunities for all young children in Coralville to enjoy books at home.

The Imagination Library aims to inspire a love of reading in children by increasing access to books at home and encouraging families to enjoy reading together. Registered children will receive a free, age-appropriate book every month in the mail – addressed specifically to them. There is no cost or obligation for families. Children under age five who are residents of Coralville and rural Johnson County are eligible to enroll in the Imagination Library of Coralville. To register, visit or pick up a form at the Coralville Public Library.

“We are so excited to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to young children in Coralville and rural Johnson County. The Coralville Public Library is always looking for ways to get books into the hands of children! This is yet another way for us to nurture early literacy, and for the Library to connect with children and families in our community,” said Alison Ames Galstad, Library Director.

For more information, please call the Coralville Public Library or visit

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has gifted well over 160 million free books in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and The Republic of Ireland. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.8 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit

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