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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Donates 100 Millionth Book

NPR reports that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has delivered its 100 millionth book to a young reader. “Every month, the nonprofit program mails a free book to more than a million children—from infants to preschoolers,” the article notes. “The program is available in communities where a local partner has teamed up with the Imagination Library,” such as a nonprofit, a state agency, or a public library system. “A panel of educators and reading specialists picks books that are developmentally appropriate for each year of a child’s life” until age 5.

Parton founded the program 23 years ago to give children in her county in Tennessee early access to books. It has grown to serve children in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., as well as Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

“If you can read, even if you can't afford education, you can go on and learn about anything you want to know. There’s a book on everything,” Parton tells NPR. “So I just think that it’s important for kids to be encouraged to read, to dream and to plan for a better life and better future.”

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