Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Brings Books To Amarillo’s Youngest Readers
There is certainly no doubt that Dolly Parton is a legend in country music. She also happens to have one of the biggest hearts in Nashville and beyond. Her philanthropy is known throughout and recently she also made a $1 Million dollar contribution to Vanderbilt to help lay the groundwork for the COVID-19 Vaccines. One of her principles has been literacy. The singer started a program called the Imagination Library and now the program is available here in both Potter and Randall Counties
From Humble Beginnings
Dolly was the 4th of 12 Children raised in a cabin in Eastern Tennessee. She often credits her father as one of the smartest men she knew and discusses what held him back was his illiteracy. The Imagination Library was started in 1995 as a tribute to her father in hopes that every child has that chance to learn to read.
The Program Makes it To Amarillo
Locally here in Amarillo the good people over at story bridge who already do an amazing job of taking donated books, operating book fairs and little libraries around town have partnered up with The Imagination Library and so far have about 1600 families enrolled here in Amarillo.
Signing up is simple, it's a matter of visiting the Imagination Library page at Story Bridge's site. From there based on age children will receive monthly books that they own outright and can enjoy. One of our own Charlie has had a great experience and his story can be found here. Happy Reading!