Goodnight with Dolly

This is a 10-week video series featuring Dolly Parton reading carefully chosen Imagination Library books.
Dolly welcomes the viewers and introduces the title, author and illustrator. The series is a personal gift from Dolly to all families.


Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Child
Information and Supportive Research


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nation-wide book gifting and literacy promotion program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5 years,
no matter their family’s income.

Supportive Research

Research shows that early reading experiences not only provide healthy together time for parents and children, but also offer many lifelong benefits including increased vocabulary, curiosity, and memory; positive associations with books and reading; opportunities to build listening skills;
and a foundation for scholastic success.

Good Reading Habits

“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

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library– Now Available in Siskiyou county!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available in Siskiyou County thanks to the partnership of Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission, and generous local donors and sponsors!

Our goal

Our goal is to ensure all of the children in Siskiyou, from birth to age five, have access to books, are inspired to love to read, and have every opportunity to succeed! In our fifth year, we want to thank all of our past and future donors for their important part in the success of the Siskiyou Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Please consider sponsoring a Siskiyou County child, or children, for this valuable resource. A $25.00 donation will provide one year of books for one child — that’s 12 books! Your generous gift is tax deductible. 100% of all donations go toward the cost of the books. Thank you for helping children launch their life with a love of reading in their early years that is a lifelong lasting gift on so many levels!

With much gratitude,

Dr. Glee Brooks, Chair of Siskiyou Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Gamma Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma

Michelle O’Gorman, Executive Director
Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, 501(c)(3) partner, Tax ID #68-0191354

Karen Pautz, Executive Director
First 5 Siskiyou Children & Families Commission


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A note from our Executive Director
Karen Pautz, Executive Director

First 5 Siskiyou Children & Families Commission


Be sure to save this date — Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Annual Read Across Siskiyou Event

Shown above are participants in the effort to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Siskiyou County; from left to right: Jean Warrick, Jarman Mudd, Linda Wallace, Cathie Lynch, Karen Pautz, Glee Brooks, Barbara Ward, and Dana Dillon. Not pictured: Judy Miller.

Total Children Currently Registered

Total children graduated - 07/2021 to 07/2022

total books mailed - 07/2021 to 07/2022

of 2,232 Siskiyou children 0-5 are registered

Get In Touch

If you would like Dolly Parton Imagination Library bookmarks, information cards, paper registration forms, and other resources to share with others, please let us know!

Telephone: (530) 918-7222


 The data listed to the left, is as of July 28, 2022.
Total number of Siskiyou Children, 0-5 years, is from
the 2020 US Census.