Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library comes to Boyle County

Published 3:52 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Heart of Kentucky Kids announced two early childhood initiatives this week: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Ready4K.

Every month, the Imagination Library mails a free high-quality, age-appropriate book to the home address of all registered children. Ready4K sends caregivers weekly texts with fast, fun activities that boost children’s learning. Both of these programs are available FREE to families of children aged birth to five in Boyle County.

Register for these programs at – or find a registration form at:

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• Boyle County Public Library

• Boyle County Health Department

• Danville-Boyle Parks and Recreation Department

• Heart of Kentucky United Way

• Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office

• Plaid Elephant Books

About Heart of Kentucky Kids

Heart of Kentucky Kids is an Early Childhood Regional Collaborative funded by the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood. Formerly known as Community Early Childhood Councils for Boyle and Mercer County, we are a group of local organizations and volunteers working together to increase kindergarten readiness. Visit our website at for more information.

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit

About Ready4K

Every child follows their own unique path as they grow and learn. Ready4K Personalized Learning provides each family with the right insights to help support their child on this journey. After completing a simple developmental screener for their child, caregivers will receive three texts a week with individualized tips and activities chosen based on the screener results. Children are re-screened every few months and the text messages are updated based on the latest screener results. This program is shown to boost children’s learning by more than 2-3 months. For more information, please visit