Imagination Library

Fill your home library with books that will spark your child's imagination and inspire a love of reading. Studies have shown that children with 25 books in the home are more likely to complete an additional two years of school than their peers.

Mailed to your child monthly until their 5th birthday, each book is a free gift for your child to keep. This service is made possible by the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library.

Who is eligible?

  • Children younger than age 5,
  • who live in Franklin or Delaware County

How does it work?

  • Your child will receive age-appropriate books, carefully selected by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
  • Once a month, a new book will be mailed directly to your home.
  • After your child has been registered, the first book will arrive within 8-10 weeks.
  • This service is provided at no cost to your family until your child's 5th birthday or you move to an ineligible service area.

What do I need to do?

  • Submit the registration form below.*
  • To track the status of your child's books or change your address, log into your account.
  • Read with your child.

*Only parents and legal guardians are eligible to participate on behalf of their child. 

Yes, my child wants free books.


Franklin County residents, view contact information. Delaware County residents, view contact information

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