Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library reading session ends with a big hug! These two little people love the books they receive from Ms. Dolly! Their grandma, an ESOL tutor, signed them up so they could get a free book every month. The reading sessions usually end with a big hug 🙂
DPIL impacts the pre-literacy skills and school readiness of children under the age of 5 in Buncombe County. The program mails a new, free, age-appropriate book to registered children each month until they turn five years old. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library creates a home library of up to 60 books and instills a love of books and reading from an early age. If you have any questions about the program, please send an email to email@example.com.
We’re thrilled about this new collaboration between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Buncombe County Libraries! Look for Dolly at library locations, and send us your selfie with her! (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks to Z. and her kids for this beautiful photo!
“My boys love Ms. Dolly!
The Imagination Library is now serving over 4,600 kids in Buncombe County!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across the world. The Imagination Library creates a home library of up to 60 books and instills a love of books and reading from an early age. DPIL is now mailing a free book each month to over 4,400 registered children in Buncombe County. Here is the online registration form.
“Thank you for bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Buncombe county! James enjoyed all the books, now he is ready for kindergarten.” ~ Greg B.
“The Imagination Library was designed to help children dream more, learn more, care more, and be more, and by golly, it’s really working,” said Dolly Parton. Parton started the program 20 years ago in her hometown of Sevierville, TN.
“Back in the hills of Tennessee, illiteracy was a real problem,” she said. “I saw firsthand the lifelong struggles that resulted for many of my friends and neighbors.”
“It really affected me, and ever since that time it’s been my dream for every child to have a library of books that their parents can read to them from, from the time they’re born until they start school.”
“That dream has become a global reality. Today, the Imagination Library has replications in 1,600 communities in 4 countries. The program now mails over 1.1 million books each month to children in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.”