Dolly and Rotary help spread literacy

You can never get enough books in the hands of children, says country music legend Dolly Parton.

Since 2009, Rotary International has been working with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to promote early childhood reading. Through the program, a child receives an age-appropriate book each month until age five. Rotary clubs throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom have been teaming up with Dolly to bring books to children in roughly 300 communities.

Dolly talks about the reasons she began her program, in this video from the Imagination Library. You can also read about Rotary’s work with the Imagination Library in the March issue of The Rotarian. David Dotson, president of the Dollywood Foundation, took part in a literacy webinar sponsored by Rotary on Tuesday.

4 thoughts on “Dolly and Rotary help spread literacy

  1. Can one donate via a Trust to The Rotary Foundation and specify this specific program (Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Project) as the recipient, and will the monies be used ONLY for that specific purpose (we would like these monies to be used only for underprivileged children within the United States)? Would you expect this program to be perpetuating (i.e. for many years from now)? How would one specify this intent in a Trust and what address and phone number should be specified for same in the Trust? Please send your reply to the email address shown below. Would you please try to do so as soon as possible. Today’s date is June 16, 2013. If you are not able to address this inquiry in total right away, would you please so advise and let us know when you will be able to reply with all of the answers requested above? I am a Rotarian and have been for over 30 years. Thank you.


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