Change the story for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County children. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is a monthly book gifting program that mails free, high quality, age-appropriate books personalized with the child’s name directly to the child’s home. All children age birth to 5 in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are eligible regardless of income. We want to build literacy and create excitement about reading by providing each child their own library of carefully cultivated books. Join us in this effort by becoming a donor of this community-supported and research-driven program!

The Dollywood Foundation covers program overhead by providing the enrollment database and coordinating the book selection, procurement, and fulfillment processes. The Community Foundation covers the cost of wholesale books and shipping. The shipment cost is approximately $2.20 per book, per month ($26.40 per child, per year). It only costs $26.40 to support a child’s participation in the program for a year or $132 to support a child from birth to age 5.

EXCITING UPDATE! June 15, 2023

We are very excited to announce that we have a $250,000 match gift from an anonymous donor to build the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Endowment. For every dollar raised, up to $250,000, the donor will match each gift, dollar for dollar. This Endowment will help fund the on-going cost of the program. An opportunity like this one seldom has never before seen at our Community Foundation. Help us create something wonderful for our area’s children under five years old.




Or send your gift to:

The Community Foundation

P.O. Box 1068

Harrisonburg, VA 22803

Please write “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library” in the memo line of check gifts or in your note. If you are contributing towards the Endowment, please write “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Endowment”.


Thank you!