THE Imagination Library
The Imagination Library program provides:
• One new free age appropriate book, every month from birth to five years of age, delivered to the child’s home in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Penguin Books Australia.
• Resources, opportunities and support to parents/carers of children to enable them to be effective as their child’s first educator.
• Community engagement and awareness through local activities and events, including Read Aloud events, to promote the program, promote reading, and encourage volunteering and giving.
Current Suburbs available:
Elizabeth Downs, Elizabeth Park, Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth Vale, Elizabeth South, Elizabeth North, Elizabeth East, Smithfield, Smithfield Plains, Craigmore, Davoren Park, Whyalla and Taikurrendi Kindy Christie’s Beach
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
With research showing that the more books in the home, the better the educational outcomes for children, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides monthly books home-delivered for children from birth to age five. Since 1996, more than 1.22 million books have been distributed to over 1.4 million children across the world.
In Australia, more than 100,000 books have so far been delivered to over 6300 children across 37 communities.
In South Australia over 30,000 books have been delivered since 2014 to over 1000 children across 9 communities