Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

What Is Dolly Parton’s “Crossroads of Sand Mountain (CSM)” Imagination Library?

Dolly Parton’s CSM Imagination Library is… FREE to City of Rainsville Residents!

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

BrochureCLICK HERE to download a .pdf of the brochure
Dolly Parton’s CSM Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them.

Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to the City of Rainsville, generous community sponsors such as the Alabama Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (AMRV RC&D), Walmart, and Dolly Parton.

Sign up your child

Reading to child

CLICK HERE to download the Registration Materials to print, fill out and return to our office.
Limit one per child.

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Rainsville. Should the child move outside the City of Rainsville, he/she automatically exits the program.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children!

All you have to do is read to your children.

Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) who are City of Rainsville residents.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  • Be a resident of the City of Rainsville.
  • Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with the City of Rainsville).
  • Notify the City of Rainsville any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must contact your friends at the address on this brochure in order to continue receiving books.
  • Read with your child.

When Will I Receive Books?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the City of Rainsville.

How Can I Help?
Do you know a preschool child in the City of Rainsville who is not receiving Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure/registration form and encourage them to fill it out and mail it to the address below. Telling them about this FREE program can make a huge difference in their future and the future of our community.

Sponsor a local child

This program is one of the most important ways I know to improve the educational opportunities for children in your community!

— Dolly

If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, donations can be made out to the Crossroads of Sand Mountain IL and either mailed to our 501(c)3 sponsor at:

Crossroads of Sand Mountain IL
5514 US Highway 31S
Hartselle, AL 35640

For a downloadable donation card – CLICK HERE

Dolly Parton

Dear Friends and Neighbors…

Growing up in the Smoky Mountains was a real blessing. There were some tough times, but most of our life was full of the kind of riches money can never buy. One of my most precious memories is sitting in my mother’s lap and listening to her read me stories from the Bible. It felt so warm and cozy. My imagination soared to places far beyond our little cabin.

Those wonderful moments with my mother inspired me to create my Imagination Library. Thanks to the City of Rainsville and our generous community sponsors, all of the preschoolers in your community can now have their own Imagination Library. Just think, a book mailed to your child each month until their 5th birthday!

I hope these books inspire you to read to your child. There is nothing quite like the sparkle in a child’s eye when animals come alive and clowns dance on the page.

I hope you’ll encourage your children to keep dreaming and to dream big. If my Imagination Library helps turn the dreams of a child into the promise of a bright future, then one of my biggest dreams will come true.

Dolly Parton