First Lady Susan Gianforte Announces Statewide Expansion of Imagination Library

Helena, MT – Susan Gianforte, in collaboration with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, has unveiled the Imagination Library of Montana, an initiative that will be implemented across the entire state. This non-profit endeavor aims to enhance early childhood literacy by offering complimentary, top-notch books tailored to the age of Montana’s children.

“Literacy is critical for our kids and their development. When parents read to their kids or when a child reads, it engages them, it fires their imagination, and sparks their curiosity,” First Lady Susan Gianforte said. “I’m proud of the partnership we’ve developed with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and local organizations throughout Montana. Working together, we’ll make sure all our youngest kids have access to reading resources so they can dream, grow, and reach their full potential.”

Dolly Parton said, “I’m so excited to be launching my Imagination Library statewide in Montana! I want to send my very special thanks to First Lady Susan Gianforte for her partnership in making this amazing gift available to children and families across the state.”

In a joint effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the state of Montana will collaborate to ensure that every child, aged 0 to 5, registered with the organization will receive a complimentary book each month. Registration can be completed at, allowing Montana children to benefit from this generous program.

Through this partnership, existing programs will receive support and expansion efforts will be undertaken to cover every zip code in all 56 counties of Montana. This comprehensive approach will bolster existing initiatives and ensure that the benefits of the program are accessible to children throughout the entire state.

The primary focus of the first lady’s initiatives is to promote literacy and empower a greater number of children in Montana. Additionally, she aims to enhance access to STEM education, with a particular emphasis on supporting girls and students in rural communities. By prioritizing these areas, the first lady strives to create more opportunities and foster educational growth for all children in the state.


BY: Big Sky Headlines Staff