Los Alamos JJAB 

Providing Youth and their Families with Programs and Services 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Los Alamos County Affiliate

Free, high-quality books for children, from birth up to age 5.


The Imagination Library promotes and supports literacy, love of reading, and learning for the youngest children in our community. By reading regularly with children during their preschool years, they receive the biggest boost they could ever get towards a successful education. Additionally, the program focuses on adult-child engagement, appreciation of art and aesthetics, and connection to the community.   JJAB sponsors this program for Los Alamos County.

A child is eligible for the program if they are:

  • A resident of Los Alamos County
  • Newborn up to age 5 

Every month the child receives an age appropriate book that is carefully selected, addressed to them, and mailed to their home, regardless of their families income.  There is NO COST to the child or family!   To register visit www.imaginationlibrary.com

Every registered child receives The Little Engine That Could as their first book.  Typically the first book will arrive in the mail within six weeks following registration.  After that books will arrive each month and will be based on the child’s age.

This program is provided by generous donations from Southwest NM Council of Governments, the Delle Foundation, the Emily Bradley Memorial Fund, Los Alamos Public Schools, and individual donors.   Click here for additional information on how you can help support program.