Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free high-quality books to children
birth through age 5, no matter their family’s income. 

Eligible Zip Codes through Reading Ready Pittsburgh:
15045 - 15104 - 15110 - 15112 - 15120 - 15122 - 15131
15132 - 15140 - 15145 - 15148 - 15221 - 15218

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What Is It? 

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. The first book is always the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could™. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT to your child through our partnership with local organizations! There is no cost or obligation to your family. 


Who Is Eligible? 

Children under the age of five in Homestead, West Homestead, Whitaker, Munhall. Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, East Pittsburgh, Chalfont, Turtle Creek, Duquesne, West Mifflin, Wilkinsburg and Swissvale as defined by the 15120, 15104, 15145, 15112, 15110, 15122, 15221, 15218,15131, 15132, 15148, 15140 and 15045  zip codes. 


What Are My Responsibilities? 

1. Be a resident of the 15120, 15104, 15145, 15112, 15110, 15122, 15221, 15218, 15131, 15132, 15148, 15140, and 15145 zip code. 

2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by the authorized adult.

3. Notify Reading Ready Pittsburgh any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the account. 

Note: If the child’s address changes, you must contact Reading Ready Pittsburgh in order to continue receiving books.

4. Read with your child and have fun!


When Will I Receive Books? 

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