Dolly Parton visits the Imagination Library in Columbus, Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Dolly Parton will be heading to Buckeye State next week to celebrate and raise funds for her Imagination Library program in Ohio.

The music legend and philanthropist will attend a private luncheon on the Ohio State University campus “to raise financial support and awareness for the Imagination Library program in Ohio,” according to a press release from the organization.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio mails “one high-quality, age-appropriate book each month” to young people in the first five years of life, the program says.

Dolly Parton displays a pin she wears on her jacket during a tenth anniversary celebration for the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. The foundation distributes books to all Tennessee children free of charge until age five. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The initiative also notes that all children in Ohio, from birth to age 5, can enroll for free. Currently, more than 300,000, or 45 percent of eligible children in the state, receive the books each month.

Parents and Caregivers in Ohio can go here to register children who qualify.

Parton’s book donation program began in Tennessee in the 1990s and has now spread across the United States and around the world, according to the organization. website.


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