Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton posing with a young boy and girl on an armchair reading a book

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Australia is a free book gifting program devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. Each month, enrolled children receive a high-quality, age-appropriate book in the mail free of charge. The books will come accompanied by a family “tip sheet”, also being translated in various languages, which will help families engage with the book in ways that drive language development and early literacy.

In partnership with Fairfield City Council, the Imagination Library supports the first 2000 days of life model by providing books and literacy resources from birth until a child is aged 5.

The Imagination Library

  • provide a new book each month to eligible families
  • be delivered to the home
  • be available from birth
  • be free for the child to keep

Who is eligible?

  • Babies born from 2022

          Children born and enrolled in 2022 will receive approx. 5 years of books
          Children born and enrolled in 2023 will receive approx. 4 years of books
          Children born January 2024 onwards, may not be eligible under current funding available for the program

  • Families residing in Fairfield City Council, regardless of where the child was born

How to register

Translated Tip Sheets

Tip Sheets will be available on our website each month with advice and ideas to help families engage with the books they receive.

Click on the links below to download the free Tip Sheet.


The selected title for May is 'Roo Knows Blue' by Renée Treml. 



Child reading a book. Text reads sign up here for free books for young children 
Sign up here for free books for young children