License plates cost $35 each and are available at County Clerks’ offices. Of the total cost, local Imagination Library affiliates will receive $15.37. The remaining amount will go to the Tennessee Arts Commission and the TN Highway Fund ($15.37) and plate production costs ($4.25).
Thanks to the generosity of Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) which covers half of the monthly cost of books and mailing in Tennessee, each license plate sold will provide funds for one child to receive free books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for one full year! Great news for Tennessee residents who wish to support one of the world’s largest book gifting organizations whose mission is to inspire a love of reading in children across the state and beyond.
Tennessee residents showed an overwhelming support for the new license plate during pre-sales, helping the Imagination Library secure the minimum 1,000 pre-orders in just a few months. Special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered plates to help the organization reach this goal!
Support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library with the new Dolly Parton License Plate.
Imagination Library is pre-selling Dolly Parton License Plates to Tennessee residents. For $35, registered vehicles can display this beautiful license plate featuring Tennessee's Book Lady. Proceeds from sales will benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library efforts in the Volunteer State.
A minimum of 1,000 pre-orders are required by the State of Tennessee in order to put the new plate into production.
Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed over 80 million books to children in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails over 955,000 specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth to age five in participating communities.
Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for Kindergarten and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
"You can never get enough books into the hands
of enough children."