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Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine that Could™. Each month a new carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. Best of all it is a free gift! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who Is Eligible?

Children under age five who are residents of Cedar Rapids.

When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration forms has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Cedar Rapids.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  1. Be a legal resident of Cedar Rapids.
  2. Submit the online registration form below, completely filled out by a parent or guardian. (Or pick up a paper registration form at any Cedar Rapids Public Library location.)
  3. Notify the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must contact the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation in order to continue receiving books.
  4. Read with your child.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Cedar Rapids children is funded by the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation through the generous support of our community.
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