Dolly’s Imagination Library Recognized By The Liberty Of Congress
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has delivered more than 160 million books to children around the world since it began 26 years ago. This week, the program continued to be recognized when The Library of Congress awarded the Imagination Library with the David M. Rubenstein Prize…which is one of the most prestigious awards given out by the Library of Congress. That award comes with a $150,000 grant to continue the Imagination Library’s mission.
In 1995, Dolly launched the Imagination Library to provide children of Sevier County with books each month to foster a love of reading….that program then spread into other parts of East Tennessee. Now, 26 years later, each month, 1.8 million age-appropriate books are sent to children from birth to age 5 all around the world.