Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Chillicothe R-II School District is excited to announce that, starting today (Nov. 8, 2023) all Missouri parents can enroll their children under the age of 5 years-old, in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and get a free book every month until their child's 5th birthday.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by delivering high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to the homes of registered children under age 5, at no cost to the family.

The Missouri Imagination Library was made possible by legislation (Section 178.694 RSMo) that identifies school districts as the local partner for this initiative. Full funding was included in DESE’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget to establish and administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for all children in Missouri age 0-5.

There is no cost to schools for the books or the postage to deliver them. 

Parents can enroll their children in  Dolly Parton's Imagination Library today by clicking on the link. Parents will then be asked to choose their country and complete a form asking for address information. 

Children enrolled  in the program in November will receive the first book in January.