Matt's Ministry

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is here!!!

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Matt’s Ministry and Dolly Parton.

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Clay County. Should the child move outside Clay County, he/she automatically exits the program.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! All you have to do is read to your children.


Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) of Clay County.

What Are My Responsibilities?

  1.  Be a resident of Clay County.
  2.  Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with Matt’s Ministry).
  3.  Notify Matt’s Ministry any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must contact your friends at the address on this brochure in order to continue receiving books.
  4. Read with your child.


When Will I Receive Books?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Clay County.

How Can I Help?
Do you know a preschool child in Clay County who is not receiving Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Give their parents a brochure/registration form and encourage them to fill it out and mail it to the address below. Telling them about this FREE program can make a huge difference in their future and the future of our community.

If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, donations can be sent to:

Matt’s Ministry
P.O. Box 205
Hayesville, NC 28904
(828) 361-9083