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Team Dolly: Welcome!

This WSULS LibGuide provides an overview for Wayne State University's Team Dolly, Detroit's local affiliate for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Who is Team Dolly?


Founding members of Team Dolly (from left to right) Stefanie Caloia, Betty Adams, Lori Rinaldi, and Megan HakalaOriginated by Wayne State University Library System employees in 2019, Team Dolly's mission was to make Dolly Parton's Imagination Library available to WSU and the surrounding Detroit community. As of July 1st, 2020, Team Dolly, the Wayne State University Library System (WSULS), and the WSU Foundation are a conglomerate affiliate for the Imagination Library, with the program launching in zip codes 48201 and 48202.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Primary logo for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Created by Dolly Parton in 1995, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) is a program that will mail one free book every month to each registered child from birth to age five. Chapter organizations of the Imagination Library now exist worldwide. In order for DPIL to exist in an area, a local affiliate is needed to run and manage each program chapter--Team Dolly was born out of this necessity! More details can be found by visiting the Imagination Library's homepage.

This video details how Imagination Library books are processed and delivered to registered recipients' homes!