About the Program
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nationwide non-profit program that delivers a book a month to preschool aged children completely free of charge. The books are high-quality, age-appropriate, and shipped right to families’ homes. To date, the program has delivered over 100 million books to children in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. More information is available at imaginationlibrary.com
Library of Congress Awards Imagination Library With David M. Rubenstein Prize
The worldwide literacy program that many have called “The Little Program That Could” continues to receive praise and recognition for its role in shaping the future for millions of children around the world. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library received one of the highest literacy honors from the Library of Congress on International Literacy Day for the work it does to instill a love of reading in kids. The Library of Congress awarded the Imagination Library, an initiative of The Dollywood Foundation, with the $150,000 David M. Rubenstein Prize for its work in delivering more than 160 million books to children around the world. Dolly herself visited the Library of Congress on February 28, 2018 to enshrine the program’s 100 millionth book, fittingly a copy of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, which is an adaptation of her iconic song of the same name.
The RWA affiliate program is available to preschool-aged children from birth to 4 years who reside in the Riverview School District including Verona Hilltop, East Oakmont, and Wildwood Ave - not the remainder of 15147. If your child’s address is not in these areas, the registration cannot be accepted.
How to Enroll
Enroll online at our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website here , or fill out a an enrollment form available at the Oakmont Carnegie Library or Verner Elementary school.
Riverside Women’s Association
is pleased to announce that we are the first champion organization of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Allegheny County.
RWA would like to thank our 2022 - 2023 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library individual donors, who wish to remain anonymous, and the following area businesses for their support:
Burket Truby Funeral Home, Cremation, and Alternative Services
Meg Burkhardt, Attorney at Law
Lions Club of Oakmont
Molyneaux Tile Carpet Wood
Doug Myers, DBA Myers Enterprises
Veltre Wedding and Event Centre
Thank you for helping RWA champion literacy in our communities,
one child at a time.
How to Donate
You can sponsor an entire year’s worth of books for a child within the community for just $25 a year:
- To make a secure, tax-deductible donation, use the PayPal donate button available on our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website .
- Checks payable to the Riverside Women’s Association may also be mailed to P.O. Box 143, Oakmont, PA 15139, with the memo Imagination Library.
**Be sure to check if your employer is willing to match donations through an employee-match program like Benevity in order to make your donation go even further!
THANK YOU to our Supporting Organizations and Individuals:
Chamber of Commerce Members:
~ Domenico A Borriello, Borriello Insurance Agency, Inc.
_ Oakmont Historical Society
~ Ameriprise Financial (Mr. and Mrs. DiSanza)
~ Myers Electric, Inc (Douglas Myers)
~ Chelsea Grille
~ Terry L Griffin
~ Pennsylvania Authorities Municipal Services (PAMS)
~ Riverview Children’s Center
~ Heather Fry PHD LLC
~ Oakmont Chamber of Commerce
~ Kathleen Shoop
~ Betci Boone
~ Dave and Dee Zilmer
~ Brigitte Bouchat
~ William & Paula Tomlinson
~ Maggie Obrien
~ Megan Gold
~ Ann Galm
~ Susan Eriksons
~ Nancy Sloan
200+ Children currently sponsored by RAA
100+ Children graduation