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Imagination Library RVA

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has arrived in the City of Richmond!

Read to Them is the RVA affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. As an affiliate of the program, we help provide a free, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five. These books are mailed directly to the child’s home to create a gifting experience that makes books exciting and shows the child someone is thinking of them.


“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an
introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.”

- National Commission on Reading

Sign up your child to receive free books!

Do you have a City of Richmond zip code? Children from birth to age five living within the City of Richmond can receive one free, high-quality book each month.


Enroll your child today!

If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age five, we invite you to enroll your child at your child's home address. 

If you have several children under age five, each child can be enrolled separately and will receive their own books.

"Approximately 85% of brain development happens in the first five years of life, so reading during these critical years significantly increases a child’s lifelong capacity to learn." 

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