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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The 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.   

Register a Child Online


Online registration is easy and the fastest way for your child to begin receiving their books.  You can register online by clicking here and filling in the required information. 


Click here to download the registration form and mail it to: The United Way of Northwest Illinois 524 W. Stephenson, Suite 101, Freeport, IL 61032.


Once we receive your registration, we will add your child to the mailing list and they will begin receiving books in 6-9 weeks.

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 for a child to receive one book a month for an entire year. This tax deductible 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 many others that United Way supports, would not be possible without the generosity of local individuals and businesses.  


Stephenson County Premier Sponsors



Stephenson County Supporting Sponsors




Jo Daviess County Premier Sponsors 



Jo Daviess County Supporting Sponsors




Carroll County Premier Sponsors 



Carroll County Supporting Sponsors