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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Has Now Gifted 200 Million Books to Kids
2023/09/12

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's Imagination Library is celebrating a big accomplishment. The early-childhood book gifting program has now provided 200 million books to children across the world, according to .

To mark the occasion, Parton and her Imagination Library have something special planned for International Literacy Month this September. They will hide seven "enchanting Dolly bookmarks" at random in books mailed out to kids who are enrolled in the Imagination Library program.

The children who receive bookmarks will have the chance to video chat with Parton herself. They'll also receive a personalized, signed letter from the star, an autographed photo and four tickets to her Dollywood theme park.

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The Dollywood Foundation will also donate $2000 to each recipient's community Imagination Library partner.

"It's been one of my greatest gifts in life to help instill a love of reading through my Imagination Library," Parton says in a statement. "Reaching 200 million books worldwide is a major milestone that I'm so very proud of, and I want to thank all of our local program partners, funders and supporters from the bottom of my heart.

"But we're just getting warmed up, and we have so much more to do!" she adds. "Together, we can inspire even more children to dream more, learn more, care more and be more.

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Parton launched her Imagination Library in 1995, inspired by her father's inability to read or write. Each month, the program mails out a free, high-quality, age-appropriate book to all participating children from birth to age five.

12 Rarely Seen Photos of Dolly Parton In the '70s

was a really, big star in the 1970s, so when she showed up to party, famous people gathered around her. The country music icon was a must-see act on both coasts, and photos not included in this illustrious gallery feature her dancing at Studio 54 and performing across the world. 

These 12 rarely seen photos of Dolly Parton from the 1970s give you a look at what her life — and celebrity life in general — was like 40 to 50 years ago. There are a few country stars included in these pics, but mostly this list is filled with unexpected moments with other stars you'll recognize.

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