August 7, 2023

Imagination Library Restarted by Foundations, City of Pittsburgh

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free book access program, is restarting in the City of Pittsburgh thanks to funding from the City and local foundations, including The Benter Foundation and the Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation.

The free program sends one book per month in the mail to enrolled children ages birth to five at no cost to families.

How to Enroll

Families who reside in the City of Pittsburgh can enroll in the program by visiting the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website.

Families who were previously enrolled in the program will not need to re-enroll and should start receiving books again automatically.

About the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Restart

The program halted at the end of April 2023 for most city children after funding had run out. (A small group of children in three zip codes were still eligible to participate.)

Reading Ready Pittsburgh, a local nonprofit that supports access to books and encourages family engagement through reading, will administer the program at the beginning of the restart period.

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