Free Books for Kids in Cedar Rapids with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

“Inspiring kids to love to read became my mission. In the beginning, my hope was simply to inspire the children in my home county, but here we are today with a worldwide program that gives a book a month to well over 1 million children.”

– Dolly Parton

Free Books for Kids in Cedar Rapids with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children each month from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. Find out more about this awesome program here!  

Who is eligible?

Children ages birth to age 5 who live in Cedar Rapids are eligible to receive one free book each month by mail. Enter your address and child’s birthdate here to make sure your child is eligible.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up online, by mail, or  in person at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Happy Reading!

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Amy is a North Dakota girl who fell in love with Iowa when she moved to Cedar Rapids as a newlywed in 2006. She's an elementary teacher turned homeschooling mom of twin girls (2011) and a little sister (2014). Her ongoing struggle, is keeping faith at the heart of family life, while still encouraging each of her girls to follow their passions and find their unique gifts. Amy is a lover of words, winter sports, theater, and chocolate. She hopes you find love and encouragement through the posts on CRMoms because mom-ing is always better together.