Parton presents milestone book to Library of Congress
Thursday, March 1, 2018
– Dolly Parton presented the 100 millionth book of her Imagination Library to the Library of Congress in Washington on Tuesday and announced a new reading program as well.
Parton made the presentation to Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress. The Library of Congress will host an Imagination Library story time on the last Friday of every month webcast to libraries nationwide. Parton announced the new program this week by reading "Coat of Many Colors" for children attending the event.
Founded in 1995, Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has mailed more than 100 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the U.S. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start kindergarten in participating communities. Parton was inspired by the inability of her father to read to start the program.
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