United Way of Bedford County

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Enroll Your Child Today!

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school regardless of their family’s income. You can register your child to receive these free books at birth and we will do the rest. Each month the Imagination Library will send your child a new age-appropriate book. If you sign your child up at birth, they will be able to receive 60 free books by their 5th birthday! This is a free program for children enrolled in Bedford County and the very first book your child will receive is the Little Engine That Could. Have questions? Please call us: 814-624-0041

Dolly Parton Imagination Library book display

United Way of Bedford County has teamed up with Altoona First Savings Bank to launch this program for young children in Bedford County.

United Way of Bedford County is proud to partner with Altoona First Savings Bank to serve as Local Champions in Bedford County, PA. As Local Champions we are responsible for enrolling children in our county. We will continue to raise and secure funds to cover the cost of these books and the shipping fees. If you would like to support this program, please consider making a donation to United Way of Bedford County. All donations to Imagination Library will be used directly to provide books to children across Bedford County. We thank you for your support!

Mother and daughter reading

Who Is Eligible?

Children under the age of five who reside in Bedford County.

What Are Your Responsibilities?

  1. Be a resident of Bedford County.
  2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by the authorized adult.
  3. Notify United Way of Bedford County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the account.
  4. Read with your child and have fun!

When Will You Receive Your 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 Bedford County.