Dolly Parton’s Early Childhood Literacy Program Reaching Milestone of 40 Million and Counting
Since 1996, any child registered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library receives one book per month from birth until their 5th birthday. In all, each child could receive as many as 60 books by the time they begin Kindergarten! Over time, the Imagination Library grew locally and abroad. As the number of new partners and programs developed in the United States, international libraries were being requested in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Just shy of their 16th anniversary, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library celebrated yet another amazing milestone by mailing their 40 millionth book! Through the years, SD Professionals has served as Support Team for the Imagination Library as we have handled website design, programming, customer support, and a variety of other needs. Most of the time we had our cameras rolling for some great footage of Dolly interacting with and supporting those she loved the most – the children!
For this video to celebrate book #40,000,000, we put together a collection of great footage from various Homecomin’ events, charity events, family submitted photographs, and wonderful scenes from the Imagination Library over the years. Also in the video is an animated graph that shows the growth of the Imagination Library since it began in Sevier County back in 1996.
We are always proud to be part of Imagination Library projects and this video was no different. Without a doubt, this is a special program. But don’t just take our word for it, find out from Dolly herself!