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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