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, 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!

Over 1,000 children registered!

Over 36,000 

books mailed!   

Over 800 children

This program is made possible by funding from:

Norcliffe Foundation

Charis Fund

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians 

Everett Clinic

Glaser Foundation

Friends of the Arlington Library

Tulalip Tribes

MacEachern Charitable Trust