The Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Improving early literacy & fostering a love of reading among children and their families.

To better prepare Louisiana’s young children for successful literacy in kindergarten, VOA’s Partnerships in Child Care program has teamed up with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide children birth to age 5 with a free high quality age-appropriate book mailed directly to their home each month, no matter their family’s income.  Our local efforts are part of the successful national program founded by Dolly Parton in her home state of Tennessee.

Volunteers of America South Central Louisiana is a local affiliate partner of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library making the program available to children here in our local communities. With the help of corporate sponsorships, grants, and individual donations, VOA works to provide books to children and families in 10 parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

To register your child for the program:
Simply download the enrollment form and mail to  VOA Partnerships in Child Care, DPIL,  7389 Florida Blvd., Suite 101A, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or email @, 225-926-8005.

OR  SIGN UP ONLINE on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library site by clicking one of the parishes listed below.  If your parish is not listed below, please use mail-in form.

Would you like to make a donation to provide books to children in your area?

The cost of providing an Imagination Library book to one child each month for 5 years is just $150!  To sponsor a child, classroom or make a general donation to fund children through this program, click here:


Contact Shannon Abney, Chief Development Officer 

To learn more about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, visit:

Thank you to The Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation Grant for sponsoring young children in East Baton Rouge Parish, Feliciana Bank for sponsoring children in East Feliciana Parish and DEMCO for sponsoring children in St. Helena and West Feliciana Parishes.

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