Free Books for Kids Program

Gifting books to children is a simple but effective way to support the literacy development of our children and future leaders.

Free Books for Kids is a program that builds libraries in children’s homes. 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.

We distribute high-quality children’s books through Christmas Hampers in partnership with Food banks across PEI and the PEI Public Library Service.

We have distributed $12,000 books through these Christmas Hampers since 2010.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

This is a free book gifting program devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. Each month, more than 3000 children in PEI receive a high quality, age-appropriate book in the mail, free of charge until their fifth birthday.

We administer the Imagination Library program in PEI.

More than 80% of parents whose children are enrolled in the Imagination Library in PEI have reported:

  • That they are more aware of the importance of early literacy
  • That they are reading more as a family
  • That their children ask to be read to more often

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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. 

Books Given Since 2020!

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  • 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.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sponsored by:

Prince Edward Island
Rotary Club of Charlottetown
Rotary Club of Montague and Eastern PEI
Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty
Master Packaging
Rotary Literacy Foundation
Tops to Floors
Rotary Club of Hillsborough - Charlottetown
Murphy's Pharmacies

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