Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


Initiated by Dolly Parton over 20-years ago, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has seen over 160 million books delivered to children in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Designed to connect parents and children through a love of reading, the library project has a proven track record of improving literacy rates and launching children on a lifelong journey of reading, learning and discovery.

All children born in 2022 and living within the Cowra Shire LGA will be eligible to access the program, irrespective of where they are born. Parents and carers will only have to complete a short registration form which can be completed online at, or is available from the Cowra Library or the Child and Family Health Nurses at Cowra Hospital.

Statistics show that the Imagination Library significantly improves early childhood literacy as the period from birth to age 5 is critical for brain and language development. Homes with more books tend to have better educational outcomes for children.

The charity organisation, United Way Australia will work with Cowra Library and Cowra Council to administer the project.

For more information about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library or for further enquiries contact Cowra Library at or call 02 6340 2180.