Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


In 2016, AEF partnered with Rotary Club of Arlington to bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to Arlington and Darrington! Each month, registered children under 5 years old who live in Arlington or Darrington receive a brand new, free book! Parents can register their children at birth and receive a home library of 60 books by the time the child turns 5. The books are high-quality trade books that include tips for reading with babies and kids. 

Thank you to our generous donors who made this possible: Rotary Club of Arlington, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Tulalip Tribes, Friends of the Arlington Library, Marysville Kohl’s, Lucky Seven Foundation, Alaska USA Credit Union and International Paper Foundation, McEachern Foundation, and Norcliffe Foundation.

The Little Engine That Could:
This classic children's book is the welcome book for each child who registers. A lovely keepsake!

1,031 children registered!

Over 60,000 
books mailed!   

Over 1,250 children
graduated!

This program is made possible by funding from:

Rotary Club of Arlington

Norcliffe Foundation

Charis Fund

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians 

Everett Clinic

Glaser Foundation

Friends of the Arlington Library

Tulalip Tribes

MacEachern Charitable Trust 

Marysville Kohl’s

Lucky Seven Foundation

Alaska USA Credit Union 

International Paper Foundation