Enroll them in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and get a free, age-appropriate book every month until your child’s fifth birthday.
- If you live in Tulsa County, enroll your child today by clicking the "Enroll Now" link above. Online enrollment is the fastest way to get your child signed up. Paper registration forms are available to pick up at and return to any Tulsa City-County Library location. Find a TCCL location near you.
- In six to 12 weeks, your child will receive their first book in the mail. Age-appropriate books will arrive in the mail monthly until your child’s fifth birthday.
- Moving? Parents and caregivers must update their address each time they move to continue receiving books. Visit the online Parent Information Center to update your profile.
- Need help? If you believe you should be eligible based on your address but are having trouble registering, please contact Rebecca Harrison to confirm eligibility.
For more information and assistance, contact:
community engagement manager, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Tulsa City-County Library
The Imagination Library of Tulsa City-County Library is paid for through a partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and private funding through the Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa, an initiative of George Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Imagination Library bookmark in English
- Imagination Library bookmark in Spanish
- Imagination Library bookmark in Zomi
- Printable registration form in English, Spanish and Zomi
Who is eligible to receive free books?
This program is open to all children who reside either full time or part time at an address within Tulsa County. Children must be 4 years and 11 months old or younger to qualify. Any child older than 4 years and 11 months at the time of registration is not eligible for the program.
How do I enroll my child?
If you live in Tulsa County and have a child under age 5, enroll with the Enroll Now link above. Online enrollment is the fastest way to get your child signed up. Paper registration forms are also available that you can pick up at and return to any Tulsa City-County Library location. Find a TCCL location near you.
How much does it cost to sign up and receive books?
There is no cost to families for enrolled children.
Is there a registration deadline?
No. Registration is ongoing. However, please keep in mind that only children ages birth to 4 years and 11 months old are eligible to receive books. If your child is older than 4 years and 11 months at the time of registration, they will not be eligible for the program.
I need help enrolling or updating my profile. Who should I reach out to?
Reach out to Rebecca Harrison, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library community engagement manager, at 918-549-7485 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interpreters for Spanish-speaking customers are available.
How are books for the program chosen?
Each year, the Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee, a specially selected panel of early childhood literacy experts, is responsible for reviewing hundreds of potential titles for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee is a part of the Dollywood Foundation in Tennessee and takes great care in choosing books that meet the different needs of children as they progress from birth to age 5. This committee selects books for all national and international affiliates. All books are published by Penguin Random House. For more information, please visit the Imagination Library’s site.
Is there an option for audiobooks or books in Braille?
Thanks to a collaborative effort between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, American Printing House for the Blind (APH), and Penguin Group, USA, an ever-expanding collection of titles will be available as free downloadable children’s audiobooks and for those who prefer, there will be many titles available in braille from APH. These will be offered free of charge to eligible families and may be purchased at a low cost by all others. For more information, please click here.
Is there an option for bilingual books? How do I get bilingual books?
Yes, the program provides two titles of bilingual (English/Spanish) books per year and is always looking to expand their selection. Unfortunately, there is no option to receive all books as bilingual at this time or to receive bilingual books in languages other than English/Spanish.
Can books be sent to P.O. Boxes?
When will my child receive their book?
After registering, it can take six to 12 weeks before the first book will arrive. Books are mailed in groups based on birth year. While each enrolled child in your household will get a new book every month, the books may not arrive on the same day for children of different ages.
The Dollywood Foundation currently does not send out or provide shipment notifications or tracking information. As these books are mailed through the United States Postal Service, you can sign up for their free Informed Delivery program where they will email you a daily preview of your upcoming mail and packages. It is a very helpful and free tool. Click here for more information or to sign up.
What if I have more than one child who is eligible?
Regardless of the number of eligible children in your household, every enrolled eligible child will receive their own personalized book each month.
Do all children receive the same books?
Each child within an age group receives the same monthly book. Imagination Library makes sure children receive an appropriate book by allocating them to an age group based on their year of birth.
What happens if I move?
If you move, please log into your account to change the primary address you have listed in your account. Depending on where you move, you may be transferred to another affiliate’s program, or you may be dropped from the program if the community you moved to does not have a program yet. Log into your account to check for availability at your new address.
I am pregnant; can I sign up for my unborn baby?
No. Because we will need to know the exact birth date of your child. To ensure age-appropriate books, it is important to wait until after your child is born to enroll them in the program.
Can I register my niece, nephew, grandchild, etc., even though I am not their guardian?
No. You must be the child’s parent or legal guardian to register them for this program.
How do I know if my child is enrolled in the program?
If you provide an email address with your registration, you will be notified via email when the registration is approved. Please keep in mind that it does take six to 12 weeks for books to start arriving after approval.
How will my child receive their books?
All books will be delivered to the address you provided us at registration by the U.S. Postal Service. If you believe that you are having issues with your delivery, please confirm that you have the correct address listed in your account information and then contact the post office closest to your mailing address.
How do I get my login information?
If an email address was added to your child’s record upon registration, this will serve as your username. If you do not know your password, please request a new password using the New Password/Forgot Password link on the login page. If you require further assistance, please contact Rebecca Harrison at email@example.com.
I've stopped receiving books, what should I do?
Make sure your account and mailing address are up to date by going to the login page and verifying your information. If you are unable to resolve your issue, contact Rebecca Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am involved in a preschool/daycare/nonprofit group and would like to help promote this program to my group. How can I accomplish this?
We would be happy to speak to your organization about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Please contact email@example.com. You may also share this registration page to encourage parents to register their child for the program.
Created in 1995, The Dollywood Foundation launched Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to inspire a love of reading and learning in children. Dolly wanted to share her life and legacy as an inspiration to all children to "Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More." Learn more about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!
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