Our Mission

Welcome to Haywood County’s Reading Railroad, an affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

We're working to help prepare our preschool children to read, to learn, and to enjoy success in school. Through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, we provide free, age-appropriate books by mail monthly to every Haywood County child under age five who registers. Registration may be done here, online, or at the Elma Ross Public Library, 1011 East Main Street, Brownsville.

Ask yourself this, “Have I registered my child today?”


Please see that we get your new address. A transfer of your child’s registration to any US county that has the Imagination Library program can be made if we have your new address.

· By e-mail: readingrailroad@bellsouth.net

· By phone: Elma Ross Public Library at 731-772-9534 (Week days 10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

· By mail: Reading Railroad, PO Box 25, Brownsville, TN 38012.

Timely notification will assure that books to your child will not be interrupted or stopped.