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Team Dolly: Connect & Events

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

Keeping Up with Team Dolly

Connect on social media to stay in the loop for all Team Dolly news and upcoming events!

Virtual Events

Team Dolly celebrated its summer 2020 launch with a virtual weekend read-a-thon on YouTube. Check back often and follow Team Dolly's social media accounts for information about future events!


Support Team Dolly on Wayne State Giving Day on April 13

Today is Wayne State Giving Day! Today, we come together to shape Wayne State’s future. All gifts, large and small, fuel how Detroit’s university can create a better world. #GiveGreenBeGold at Wayne State University hosts a local chapter affiliate for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, anchored by Wayne State’s University Library System.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) is an international program that promotes early childhood literacy by offering enrolled children ages 0-5 one age-appropriate book every month, delivered to their door at no out-of-pocket cost. Since 2020, all children under age five living in zip codes 48201 and 48202 have been eligible to register for the Imagination Library through WSU's chapter, nicknamed Team Dolly. Raising necessary funds to expand and sustain coverage for the entire city of Detroit is Team Dolly's goal. Funds raised would also be put towards programming and additional resources to support literacy development for children and their caregivers.

Our team has and will continue to collaborate with Detroit institutions and organizations. Additional funding coupled with alliance among DPIL chapters throughout Michigan will hopefully lead to statewide coverage. A gift of $26 covers the cost for a child to receive 12 high-quality Imagination Library books. This sponsors a child for one entire year in DPIL. Donating to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library this Giving Day will further aid our mission to bring families and communities together through literacy and foster a love of reading in potential future Warriors.

Thank you for your support! Find out more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and WSU's chapter here:

In-Person Events

Celebrate Team Dolly’s 1st Birthday on Friday, 7/30 at New Center Park’s Friday Night Movie

This summer marks one year since WSU Libraries’ Team Dolly launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in zip codes 48201 and 48202, providing free books each month to all registered children ages 0-5.   

On Friday, 7/30 at 7pm team members will be near New Center Park’s entrance. Come by to say hello and pick up goodie bags with cookies courtesy of Avalon Bakery before settling in to watch Raya and the Last Dragon! In-person registration for DPIL will also be available. 

We’re excited to see you there!