Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library:UWNEGA has teamed up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination library (DPIL) to provide                                   children under the age of 5 living in Clarke and Oconee Counties with a brand new, age appropriate book each                                                     month by mail. This program fosters a love for reading in preschool children, prepares children for school, and increases family engagement. 

Currently, there are approximately 3,600 children in Clarke County and 935 children in Oconee County who receive a free book each month, and there have been over 6,000 Clarke County and 650 Oconee County children who have graduated from this program before entering kindergarten. 

It cost $31 per child to receive a free book each month for a year. All the funds raised locally go to fund the program. The program is free and available to all children under the age of five years old in both Clarke and Oconee Counties. 

Oconee County: Registration is OPEN at this time.
Join the Oconee County Program:

Clarke County: Registration is CLOSED at this time.
If you would like to be on the Clarke County wait list, please mail the completed enrollment form to 1 Huntington Road, Ste. 805, Athens, GA 30606.

You can enroll a child in Clarke County by self-funding and paying in full at the rate of $2.60 per book per month until the child reaches the age of five. You can make the check payable to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and on the memo line enter Clarke County: Child's Name, and mail the completed enrollment form to DPIL, Attn: Julie Farmer, 1 Huntington Road, Ste. 805, Athens, GA 30606.


Sponsor a child for $31/year
Sponsor a child for 5 years $155
Sponsor a future kindergarten classroom of 20 children for $620/year

For all questions regarding this program, please contact Julie Farmer at or by calling 706-543-5254 ext. 105. 

2017 Clarke County DPIL Advisory Board:

Bobby Heath, Chair
Mary Barnett
Richard Boone
Jemelleh Coes
Bob Gardner
Daniel Mosseri
Matthew Moulton
Michelle Moulton
Dr. Mixon Robinson
Christy Terrell
Jesus Tirado
Sarah Britton Vaughn
Carol Williams

2017 Oconee County Advisory Board:

Dr. Lisa Vaughn, Chair
Nathan Bartlett
Zoe Gattie
Hal Jackson
Kay Keller
Mychell Lang
Lorie Peterson
Josh Tench