Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to expand in Kentucky


Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton reads her book “Coat of Many Colors,” to children as she makes it the 100 millionth book that Imagination Library donates to the Library of Congress collection at the Library of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington. The Library of Congress and Imagination Library also announce a story time for children on the last Friday of each month in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building from March through August. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program is expanding throughout Kentucky.

The state’s Department of Education made the announcement Tuesday.

With the goal of inspiring a love of reading, the voluntary program gifts books each month to children, free of charge to families, through funding shared by Parton, Kentucky’s state government, and community partners.

The state’s participation will help increase registration in existing Kentucky Imagination Library Programs and find community partners to start new Imagination Library programs

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