Our Mission

Rotary’s service partnership with The Dollywood Foundation’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides opportunities to collaborate in support of basic education by fostering a lifelong love of reading and learning from an early age. Through this partnership, children receive access to age-appropriate reading materials to help establish a strong educational foundation early in life.

Launched by country music star Dolly Parton and The Dollywood Foundation, the Imagination Library provides pre-school aged children with a free hardcover book every month from birth to the age of five. Over 675,000 children under the age of five receive books from the Imagination Library each month. Over 40 million books have been donated to children since the program began in 1996. Currently, the Imagination Library has programs in over 1,700 communities across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A committee of individuals with backgrounds in education, child development, academia, and early childhood literacy select age and culturally-appropriate books for distribution through the program.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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