Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


Smart Beginnings brings to the community the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Since March 2015, Smart Beginnings has enrolled thousands of area children from birth to the age 5 into the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This program fosters a love of reading among children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. Children receive an age-appropriate book by mail each month until the age of 5 years old. Children get so excited when these books arrive. Children receive these books regardless of income.

As of November 2019, more than 1,700 children are receiving books each month. Nearly 1,000 children have graduated from the program after reaching their fifth birthday.

If you would like to enroll your children, click here for registration forms. Questions? Please contact Melanie McLarty, 276.403.5963.

If you would like to sponsor a child for a year to help offset the mailing of the books, the contribution is just $27. Click here to make your donation today.


For additional information on the Eighth & Final Smart Beginnings Holiday Basket Extravaganza Click here