Imagination Library

Former First Lady Betsy Dalrymple’s lifelong passions are early childhood education and volunteerism.  Expanding Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library throughout the state was one of her main initiative as North Dakota’s First Lady. This goal led her to partner with the oil and gas industry in 2014 to fully fund the program in all oil and gas producing counties in North Dakota. Industry stepped up to the challenge and donated more than $60,000, allowing 2.400 children in western North Dakota the opportunity to receive the gift of one book a month.

To take advantage of the program, sign your child up at

Thank you to our Partners!

Bowman County:  Denbury Resources and North Dakota Petroleum Council

Burke County:  MDU Resources

Divide County:  MDU Resources and Enbridge

Dunn County:  Petro-Hunt and WPX Energy

McKenzie County:  MDU Resources and Enerplus

Mountrail County:  HESS, R360 and WPX Energy

Slope County:  MDU Resources

Stark County:  Continental Resources, MBI Energy Services, MDU REsources, ONEOK and WPX Energy

Williams County:  MDU Resources and Enerplus