Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

In an effort to increase childhood literacy, United Way of Yuma County has partnered with country superstar Dolly Parton and her Imagination Library (DPIL). DPIL provides a new, age-appropriate book every month for the first five years of life for FREE to children in Yuma County. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home.

For United Way of Yuma County, the partnership is a critical strategy to support children and families. Language and pre-literacy skills is a cornerstone for what children need to succeed in school, work and life. By reading regularly with your children during their preschool years you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education!

By February of 2014, 1,800 children were enrolled in the program and 26,820 books were distributed to children in Yuma County.

To Qualify:

  • the child must be between 0 - 5 years of age

  • the child must reside in Yuma County


We currently have over 400 kids on the waiting list and have closed enrollment for new applications at this time.
We  hope to find additional funding so we can open enrollment again soon!