Dolly Parton Imagination Library

 United Way of Northwest Illinois is Proud to bring
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to our area! 

IMAGINE if every child in Northwest Illinois entered school ready to learn and with a love of reading. The United Way of Northwest Illinois is partnering with local individuals and businesses to achieve just that by bringing Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to Jo Daviess, Carroll and Stephenson Counties. From birth until a child's 5th birthday, children enrolled in the program receive a new, age-appropriate book mailed to their home each month. By the time these children enter kindergarten, they have their own library of books, are more prepared to enter school, and excited about reading. All families in Jo Daviess, Carroll and Stephenson Counties with children birth to age five are eligible to enroll.   

Online registration is the easiest and the fastest way for your child to begin receiving Imagination Library books.
Register online by 
clicking here 
and filling in the required information. Once your online registration is complete, we verify eligibility and your child is added to the mailing list. In most cases they will begin receiving books in 6-9 weeks!   

If needed you can print a registration form, and mail it to:
United Way of Northwest Illinois 
524 W. Stephenson Street, Suite 101
Freeport, IL 61032  
Click here to download the Registration Form 

Sponsor a Child
Would you like to sponsor a child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, or Carroll County. The cost is only $30.00 for a child to receive one book a month for an entire year. This tax deductable donation can be made to United Way of Northwest Illinois. For more information, contact Connie Kraft at or by phone at (815) 232-5184. 


Thank You!
This program, like so many others that United Way supports, would not be possible without the generosity of local individuals and bussinesses. Below are our present and past sponsors for Stephenson County, Jo Daviess County, and Carroll County.