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About Us

The Flint Public Library serves the community of the city of Flint, MI. Our mission is to be Flint’s go-to place for learning across the lifespan. That means every person, at any age, for any reason, can come here and gain new knowledge: For work, For school, For entertainment.

Our focus of most of our investments is on the following three priorities.


Inspire Creativity Through Digital Literacy
FPL will provide technology and media resources for people of all ages that encourage creativity, learning, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Support Family Literacy
FPL will provide programs, services and resources to create young readers from birth to age 5, and to help students in grades K-12 succeed in school. We will also help parents become literacy-savvy, equipping them to continue their own learning and to support their children’s learning at home.

Encourage Interaction in a Community Space

We aim to create an inviting, energized environment that welcomes individuals and groups. It will also support the Library’s role as a valued civic space.

Flint Public Library FAQ

What is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?
The Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is the grant funded Flint Kids Read program from the Foundation for Flint, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, that mails book every month to the home of children in the city of Flint, MI for Free to enjoy and support literacy for young children and school readiness!

Who is eligible?
Children in the city of Flint, ages 0-5 years, who live in zip codes 48501-7 and 48532, are eligible to receive the FREE books, mailed monthly from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

How do I sign up?
Parents of children residing in zip codes 48501-07 and 48532 can sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that sends a book each month to the home of each registered child (birth through five years of age) at no cost to the family. Children of different ages receive different titles; the books are carefully selected and are the children’s to keep.

https://fpl.info/imagination/.

Come to the Flint Public Library and ask for a form to sign up OR ask your preschool or daycare provider if they have the forms to sign your child up!

How much does it cost to receive the Free books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?
This program is FREE! If you live in the eligible zip codes (48501-7 and 48532) the books are mailed monthly at no cost! This is program funded by a grant from the Flint Kids Read Fund, Foundation for Flint, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, manged by the the Flint Public Library and supported by the Genesee Intermediate School District, Literacy Coordinators.

What other programs support DPIL?
Genesee Intermediate School District, Literacy Coaches, and Literacy staff are working with preschool and daycare providers to share reading strategies and literacy promoting ideas using the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library titles that children receive each month. In addition, when you register your child with a valid parent email address for the Imagination Library, you can receive a monthly newsletter with age appropriate reading games and other fun titles to support school readiness and fun interaction while reading to your children.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is FREE to children ages, 0-5 years old, living in zip codes 48501-7 and 48532!  Register online at https://fpl.info/imagination/
or come down to the Flint Public Library and fill out a form to start receiving books mailed monthly, at NO cost, to your home!


As a community, we want all children to enter kindergarten healthy and ready to read. We can now offer a great opportunity for Flint parents to get free books for their children!

Parents of children residing in zip codes 48501-07 and 48532 can sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that sends a book each month to the home of each registered child (birth through five years of age) at no cost to the family. Children of different ages receive different titles; the books are carefully selected and are the children’s to keep. Parents report that their children love these books and look forward to their arrival in the mail.

Please browse through our website. If you are a parent of a preschooler living in zip codes 48501-07 and 48532 who is not registered for the Imagination Library, you are invited to enroll your child. If there is more than one preschooler in your family, each child can be registered separately and will receive his/her own book.

This program is made possible through financial support from both the Child Health and Development Fund and the Flint Kids Read Fund of the Foundation for Flint, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. See our Donate page if you would like to help!

What’s Our Purpose?

Your Flint Public Library is a community jewel and respected institution. But there has to be more. We’ve asked ourselves: why do we exist?

Our mission is to be Flint’s go-to place for learning across the lifespan. That means every person, at any age, for any reason, can come here and gain new knowledge:

  • For work
  • For school
  • For entertainment

As we’ve thought about this mission, we have also pondered our service priorities, and what we can do best. Of course we’ll still have books, and we’ll still be the place for local genealogy and history. But we’re going to focus most of our investments on the following three priorities.

Inspire Creativity Through Digital Literacy

FPL will provide technology and media resources for people of all ages that encourage creativity, learning, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Support Family Literacy

FPL will provide programs, services and resources to create young readers from birth to age 5, and to help students in grades K-12 succeed in school. We will also help parents become literacy-savvy, equipping them to continue their own learning and to support their children’s learning at home.

Encourage Interaction in a Community Space

FPL will reorganize and renovate the building. This will create an inviting, energized environment that welcomes individuals and groups. It will also support the Library’s role as a valued civic space.

Want to know more about our plans for the future?  Download a copy of the Transformation Snapshot to read about what we’re doing and where we’re going.