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Imagination Library

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As part of our School District of Janesville Promise that 90% of all 3rd graders will read at or above grade level, our Early Literacy Task Force has helped secure partnership with United Way and Imagination Library to begin providing FREE books to kids on a monthly basis! 

In our service area, infants and children from Janesville, Edgerton and Beloit are eligible to sign up to receive a new, age-appropriate book through the mail each month until their 5th birthday! Enrollment in the program has begun.

You can enroll at Dolly Parton's



What is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5. The program is designed to open a child’s mind to faraway places, exciting adventures, and sets them on the pathway to early literacy and lifelong learning.

What does it cost?

There is no cost to the families who receive the books. Books are paid for by the Dolly Parton Foundation and with an almost $200,000 investment by United Way Blackhawk Region in 2018, the program is now available to children in Beloit, Edgerton and Janesville.

How does it work?

Children in eligible communities can enroll in the program from the day they are born. Once they’re signed up, they receive a book through the mail each month until their fifth birthday.

How do I sign my child up?

Parents, legal guardians or legal custodians may enroll children by visiting

Once a short survey is completed, you will be directed to a registration portal.