Kentucky Lawmaker Questions Imagination Library…Sets Off Firestorm
Here’s a story that may be hard to believe…but a Kentucky lawmaker has expressed concerns that books may not be age-appropriate coming from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. A meeting was recently held in Kentucky to create a partnership with that state and the Imagination Library. That is when republican lawmaker Stephen Meredith asked to have the language of the bill changed to make sure the subjects of the books were age-appropriate…he claimed he had seen some literature for pre-school age children that he claims was inappropriate for children of that age.
That set of a firestorm of tweets from Dolly Parton fans and fans of the Imagination Library including Dolly’s younger sister Stella Parton who said “For him to hint or insinuate anything sinister, inappropriate for children just upset me to no end”. The Imagination Library has been in existence since 1995 and sends books to each month to children worldwide.