Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Inspiring a Love for reading

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love for reading by gifting books free of charge to children. The program is made possible in Santa Fe County though our partnership with the Santa Fe County Community Services Department.  Founded by Dolly Parton in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has been proven to increase reading among young children. When you register your child, a book carefully selected by a national panel of experts arrives in your mailbox each month until they turn 5 years old.  

What is it?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who is Eligible?

Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Santa Fe County.

What are My Responsibilities?

  • Be a resident of Santa Fe County.
  • Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian. (Form must be approved and on file with Growing Up New Mexico.)
  • Notify Growing Up New Mexico 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 the folks at the address on this card in order to continue receiving books.
  • Read with your child.

When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been processed, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Santa Fe County.

To register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, fill out the form here or Contact Us at or (505) 819-0137

2022 Measurable Impact

28,576books were sent to children in Santa Fe County
272families received additional Spanish language books