Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


Reading to a child everyday for 20 minutes is one of the most powerful ways to assure a child will be ready to be successful upon entering school and throughout their lives.  Pre-school children ages birth to five years old living within the Lake Stevens School District boundary are eligible to register to receive a free age appropriate book mailed each month until their 5th birthday.

Community Sponsorship Opportunity - Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails books to over 800 preschool age children in Lake Stevens every month!


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides books to participating children from birth until their fifth birthday.  Children enrolled in the program receive a new, age appropriate book mailed to their home each month.  By the time they enter kindergarten, children could have up to 60 books in their home library.  

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a unique opportunity to do something simple and powerful for our community, provide children access to quality books and inspire parents and caregivers to read to their children. Studies show that children who are read to everyday are more successful in school and in life.

Over 2,575 children living in Lake Stevens have received books since 2008! United Way of Snohomish County with grants from the Boeing Charitable Foundation, donations from Lake Stevens Education Foundation, Lake Stevens Rotary Club, Lake Stevens Kiwanis and community members have sponsored the program; United Way’s funding has ended, now it is our turn as a Community to fund this program for our children.

100% of your tax-deductible donation to the Lake Stevens Education Foundation to sponsor children in the Dolly Parton Library goes directly to books for children in our community.

While the books are free to the children and their family, the cost to sponsor a child for one year of books is $25


Support the program

Please help us sustain this wonderful program.   The cost to sponsor a child for one year is $25.

  100 children = $2500      50 children = $1250      25 children = $625       10 children = $250    5 children = $125   


You can invest in the future of education in your community by completing the donation form here and returning it with your check payable to:
      Lake Stevens Education Foundation
      PO Box 1495
      Lake Stevens, WA 98258



Please Note:

We are temporarily holding off on new registrations while we seek other funding.   Boeing/UWSC will no longer be funding the Dolly Parton Imagination Library; our Lake Stevens Education Foundation/ABC is dedicated to maintaining this valuable program in our community. 

For more information on the program and/or sponsoring opportunities or to receive a brochure , please contact Leslie Elsemore.

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