Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in PEI

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Canada is a free book gifting program devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. Each month, enrolled children receive a high quality, age-appropriate book in the mail, free of charge. Children receive books from birth up to their fifth birthday.

Currently, over 3000 children in PEI will receive free books for three years through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. Each child will receive a total of 36 books for free over three years.  The cost to the PEI Literacy Alliance for one child to be enrolled for three years is $150  – that’s $4.17 a book a month delivered to their home! This is an easy and cost effective way to support the literacy development of our Island children and future leaders.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • Province of PEI has committed $330,000 to this project.
  • Rotary Clubs of PEI and the Rotary Literacy Foundation have collectively committed $124,700.
  • Master Packaging has committed $10,000
  • Donation made during our Holiday Campaign in 2020: Many generous Islanders and Island businesses contributed to our holiday campaign including; Dave Arsenault and his company Tops to Floors who donated $29,000, Eastlink ($600), Holland College ($1000), Murphy’s Pharmacies ($1000), CUPE Local 1770 ($300), and the Kiwanis Club ($200).

The Imagination Library program in PEI is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill in the form below and click submit. 

  • Your email will not be shared with anyone. We will send you a very short survey once per year to find out about your experience with the Imagination Library program.
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Free Books for Kids

All you need is 20 books in the home to start making a positive impact on literacy and learning. The more books you add the greater the impact. The PEI Literacy Alliance provides free books through a variety of programs including: 

  • The Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • A Book Bank at the Upper Room Food Bank
  • Christmas Hampers in partnership with the Food Banks and PEI Public Library Service
  • Cool Books for Kids fridge in the Sherwood Business Centre
  • Family Literacy Day event 

We accept gently used or new children’s books for ages 0 to 5.


Please contact us ahead to make an appointment to deliver books to our office in the Sherwood Business Centre (161 St. Peter’s Road). Please no adult books.

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