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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Logo

Donate to the Imagination Library

The seed money for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is provided by the Lake County Public Library Foundation and enables us to send books to thousands of kids. To expand the program to every child in LCPL school districts, though, we need your help.

Learn more about why the Imagination Library is important.


Make a Donation Online


$100 supports one child for the duration of the program. Every dollar helps - and yes, your donation is tax deductible! Why do we need donations?

(Note: A library card is not required to make a donation! We use the information on your card to send a thank you note, but you can make your donation anonymous by leaving out the library card number if you choose.)

To donate by check: Please make checks out to LCPL Gift Fund. You can bring a check to any library or mail it to 1919 W 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN, 46410 Attn: Director's Office. 

We Appreciate Our Donors!

Every dollar helps! Every donor will receive a thank you card from the LCPL Foundation no matter how small the donation. 

For larger donations, we have a few extras. However, we understand that many donors may wish to remain anonymnous. If you do not want public acknowledgement of your donation, just let us know!

Bronze Level

$25 - $99

  • Your name included in a newspaper ad at the end of the year
  • A thank-you post on LCPL's Facebook page with all of that month's donors

Silver Level

$100 - $999

  • Your name included in a newspaper ad at the end of the year
  • A thank-you post on LCPL's Facebook page with all of that month's donors
  • A window cling for your home, business, or vehicle
  • Your name in the Sponsors area of our Imagination Library web page

Gold Level

$1,000 - $9,999

  • Your name included in a newspaper ad at the end of the year
  • A window cling for your home, business, or vehicle
  • Your name in the Sponsors area of our Imagination Library web page
  • A media release including a photo thanking you/your organization
  • An individual thank-you on LCPL's Facebook page

Platinum Level

$10,000+

  • Your name included in a newspaper ad at the end of the year
  • A window cling for your home, business, or vehicle
  • Your name in the Co-Sponsors area of our Imagination Library web page
  • A media release including a photo thanking you/your organization
  • An individual thank-you on LCPL's Facebook page
  • Your logo on LCPL's Imagination Library promotional materials
  • Your organization's name on the digital library sign outside Merrillville Branch on Rt. 30 for 30 days
Upcoming Events
Sat, Nov 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Sun, Nov 29, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Mon, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Dec 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Tue, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past in this program! You will need an email... more
Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past in this program! You will need an email address to register.

Wed, Dec 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Wed, Dec 02, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what... more
Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what can be found inside! You will need an email address to sign up!

Wed, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, Dec 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Thu, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Visit the Channel Islands virtually, and see what archaeological evidence there is for the woman in the classic children's book "Island... more
Visit the Channel Islands virtually, and see what archaeological evidence there is for the woman in the classic children's book "Island of the Blue Dolphins." You need an email address to join.

Fri, Dec 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Sat, Dec 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Sun, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Mon, Dec 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Mon, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using our Holiday Cultural Trees exhibit at the Durham... more
Explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using our Holiday Cultural Trees exhibit at the Durham Museum. You will need an email address to register.