Imagination Library - How We Help

Imagination Library

Not surprisingly, a love of reading is often synonymous with a love of learning. That’s why United Way works with The Dollywood Foundation to provide free books to any child in Cass and Clay counties from birth to their fifth birthday.

2018 marked the 15th year of United Way’s local partnership with this national program. United Way partners with the Dolly Parton Foundation to provide children ages birth through 5 with a free book in the mail each month to help spark a love for reading. Our partnership provides children in Cass and Clay counties the possibility to build a home library of 60 books before they enter kindergarten.

Because parents are a child’s first teacher, Imagination Library gives them a fun and easy way to get involved with their child’s early education. Studies show that 97 percent of parents surveyed reported that the program has encouraged them to read more to and with their children.


You can sponsor a local child to help them recieve one book a month for only $25 a year!

Call 701.237.5050 to sponsor a child today!

Every month, a new book will be sent directly to the enrolled child's home. These books are age and developmentally appropriate to children ages birth to five.

Forms are available at United Way, United Way Community Partners, local schools, childcare centers, churches and preschools, hospitals. Or, individuals can also sign up right here (after verifying your eligibility) online or through the national Imagination Library website.

Need to change your address? 
Please use the form below to change your address. Begin by entering your zip code and you will be able to change your address. 

If you have moved out of the Cass-Clay community and/or need to un-enroll your child, please contact United Way at or 701-237-5050 and we are happy to assist you!

PLEASE NOTE: When you register for the Imagination Library program, it may be 3-4 months until you to receive your first book in the mail.
Thank you for your patience! 



It's a fun family event for us to be able to sit down and read those books together and see how the books have helped her develop over these past three years.   


Jessica Shawn, Mother of Imagination Library Recipient

Check Your Eligibility

Before enrolling or updating your existing address, please enter your ZIP code to check your eligibility.