The families and children in the city of Anacortes now have an exciting early literacy program to participate in at no cost, enrolling for free monthly books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This opportunity was recently made possible by a community partnership with the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club and the Anacortes Rotary Club, as they have signed on as a new Imagination Library affiliate hero in Skagit County.

“We are so pleased that early learners in Anacortes now have the opportunity to learn, dream, and connect via Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It is so wonderful to see affiliates like Fidalgo Island and Anacortes Rotary Clubs step up to provide such an impactful opportunity to children, better preparing them for kindergarten and beyond,” stated Executive Director of the Imagination Library of Washington, Brooke Fisher-Clark.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails high quality, age-appropriate books each month to children from birth up to their fifth birthday, free to the family. Each book a child receives is carefully selected to meet the different developmental needs of children as they progress from birth to age five. Dolly Parton’s inspiration behind creating the Imagination Library in 1995 in her home state of Tennessee can be attributed to her father and his inability to read. Inspiring kids to love reading became her mission and to-date, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gifted over 193 million books to children in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.

The Fidalgo Island and Anacortes Rotary Clubs join current program affiliate, Rotary Club of La Conner, in providing Skagit County families the exciting opportunity to enroll their young children for free monthly books.

Families residing in Anacortes can register their children for the Imagination Library by visiting  

The Imagination Library of Washington is in the final lap of completing statewide coverage of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, currently providing free monthly books to over 38,000 children from zero to five years old. Currently, there are 29 fully covered counties in Washington, eight partially covered counties, and two non-covered counties. Several new programs across the state are in the queue to activate new coverage in November and December. The Imagination Library of Washington team has a goal to become the fastest state nationally to complete program coverage, which is within grasp if completed by year-end. To follow Imagination Library of Washington’s exciting expansion progress and to check program availability in your community, visit