Have a child under the age of 5 and live in Lynchburg City (24501, 24502, 24503, 24504)? Sign up using the registration button below and you will start receiving books within 6-10 weeks.  

About the Aspire Foundation

Our Mission: 
Aspire Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization that was started in 2018 to simply give children from all walks of life opportunities to recognize and optimize their potential.

Aspire Foundation has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide free, high-quality books to children from all walks of life.  These books are personalized with your child’s name and mailed every month directly to your home to create an experience that makes books exciting.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Aspire Foundation is thrilled and honored to be bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Lynchburg for children from birth until they turn 5!

Make A Donation

Consider a financial donation to give the gift and power of books and learning that can transform children’s lives. 

Aspire Foundation has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide free, high-quality books to children from all walks of life.  These books are personalized with your child’s name and mailed every month directly to your home to create an experience that makes books exciting. 

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In The News

From Lynchburg Living, March 1, 2020

A Year For The Books

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, an international initiative that sends free books to children from birth to age five, is extending its reach to additional Lynchburg-area zip codes this year….

From the News And Advance, Sept. 7, 2019 by The Editorial Board

Thumbs up to the Aspire Foundation and its founders, Mary and Samuel Omotoye, on the launch of a new initiative to get free books to children in low-income sections of the city.

The foundation, which is working in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL), has launched its free-book initiative serving children…”

From the News And Advance, Sept. 4, 2019 by Rachael Smith

“A new initiative addressing social barriers to literacy for children is launching next week and will provide new, free books for children under the age of 5 in certain areas of the city.

The program is put on by local nonprofit the Aspire Foundation in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.”