Independence Imagination Library

What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is FREE!  It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly to your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

Who is Eligible?

Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) residing in Independence Unified School District 446.

How do I sign my child(ren) up to participate?

Print off the accompanying participation form and return to the USD 446 Board of Education Office, 517 N. 10th Street, Independence, KS  67301.

What are my responsibilities?

1. Reside within the boundaries of Independence USD 446.

2.  Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with The Dollywood Foundation).

3.  Notify USD 446, Board of Education 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 your friends at USD 446 Board of Education 332-1800 in order to continue receiving books.

4.  Read with your child.

When will my child 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 Independence Unified School District 446.

I don't have children but can I make a donation to support this important early childhood literacy program?

YES, simply make your check out to Independence Imagination Library and mail it to 517 N. 10th Street, Independence, KS  67301.   It costs $27 annually to support one child or $135 for five years.  Any donation amount will make a difference in the life of a child.  With an entirely volunteer board, 100% of all donations goes directly toward putting books in the hands of Independence children