Imagination Library

What is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will help you read with your child.  Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of the Brown  County Area, the Optimist Club of New Ulm and the Dolly Parton Foundation.

Each month a new carefully selected book will be mailed directly to your home. He/She can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Brown County. Should your child move outside Brown County, he/she automatically exits the program.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! All you have to do is read to your children.

Who is Eligible?

  1. Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) who reside in Brown County or who will be attending a school in Brown County
  2. Submit an OFFICAL REGISTRATION FORM, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with United Way of the Brown County Area).
  3. Notify United Way of the Brown County Area 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 the United Way of the Brown County Area at: 108 North Minnesota St., PO Box 476, New Ulm, MN 56073 (507)354-6512.
  4. Read with your child.

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 Brown County.

Can I Donate to the Imagination Library Program?

Yes of course! The cost of sponsoring a child, that's 12 delivered books a year, is only $26 per year.

Donations can be mailed to:
United Way of the Brown County Area
PO Box 476
New Ulm, MN 56073