Reading is food for the brain! Children who have a favourite book are more likely to become confident readers. Having books at home makes a real difference to babies’ and children’s love of stories and books. This gives them a flying start in learning to talk and read, and extends their language – children’s vocabulary at age five is the biggest predictor of how well they do later in life.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) was set up to increase the number of children’s books in families’ homes. Each child receives an age-appropriate book every month from birth to five, delivered directly to them at their home address, and at no cost to their family.

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If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, please click here

Stories Connecting Children and Parents

As the 200,000th Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book is delivered to Tallaght children,
we hear how stories connect us, and these connections can help children to manage their emotions.
Stories Connecting Children and Parents

Photos from our Free Family Fun Day!

We had Free Family Fun Day at Tallaght Library to celebrate the 200,000th Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book is delivered to Tallaght children.
See photos here

For more information on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library please contact

Clare Bohan: Literacy Co-Ordinator

+353 1 414 7362 |