Tell us your thoughts on reading

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County

Please take our research survey

You are invited to participate in our research survey examining parent and caregiver perceptions and barriers to reading with children. 

In this survey, approximately 20,000 people will be asked to complete the survey that asks questions about your ideas and feelings toward reading with a child. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the questions.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You can skip a question at any time during the survey, or withdraw from the survey at any point.

There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. It is very important for us to learn your opinions about reading.

You could win!!!

Six $50 pre-paid Visa cards will be raffled off at the close of the survey (odds of winning are 1 in 3,334), on March 1, 2019.

To enter your name for 1 of the 6 gift cards, you must be 18 years of age or older and you must provide your email address. You do not need to complete the survey in order to enter the drawing. Emails provided will not be associated with survey responses. Winners of the gift cards will be contacted no later than March 5, 2019 by email. All winners will be asked to provide their first and last name, as well as their mailing address in order to receive their gift card. Winners’ contact information will not be shared with anyone outside of the research team.

Thanks for taking the time to help us! 

Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in groups. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. 

Results from this survey will be shared with the Imagination Library program, as well as professional conferences or meetings.

If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Dr. Jillian McCarthy at (865) 974-3761 or by email ( Additionally, if you have questions about your rights while taking part in the study or have concerns about the treatment of research participants, please contact the Institutional Review Board of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville at either (865) 974-7697 or

Thank you for your time!

Please start the survey by clicking on the Take the Survey button below.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County
A program of the Knox County Public Library
Program Manager: Danielle Velez
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902