Imagination Library of Denver

The single most important indicator of a child's success in school is how many books is in a child's home before they start kindergarten. For only $30 a year, you can provide 12 books to a child in Denver. $100 supports 40 children for 1 month. Donate today!

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General Information

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Imagination Library of Denver​​​​​​​
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3000 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80205
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PO Box 6933
Denver, CO 80206
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Mission Statement

Mission: To increase access to age-appropriate books and promote kindergarten readiness.

Organization History

Imagination Library of Denver is a local affiliate of the international book program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which launched in Tennessee in 1995.

With 4 volunteers, 1 corporate sponsor Imagination Library of Denver launched in Curtis Park with 30 children we've now reached more than 4 zip codes and have helped advocated for a statewide program signed by Governor Jared Polis in July 2020.

In five short years together, we have accomplished positive momentum for Imagination Library and helping parents and elected officials understand why it's crucial for children to have books in the home before they start kindergarten - but we lots of work to do to provide books in the home of every child in Denver.

Now, in 2021, we are now open to ALL CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER.

We appreciate your support to help us build strong home libraries once book at a time.

We know this book program sounds simple, but with almost 30 years of fact-based research we know that simply putting more books into the hands of more kids, we help foster a love of reading, creates excitement around books and ultimately increases kindergarten readiness by almost 30%!


"My son absolutely loves his Dolly Books & I can see them helping to facilitate a love of reading. A recent book, "I Just Want to Say Goodnight' made him jump out of bed with excitement. When he recognized himself in the character and opened up a whole new way to enjoy reading."

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