Partners in Literacy
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library In 1996, Dolly Parton launched a reading program to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. The Dolly Parton Foundation carefully selects books to deliver positive, developmentally important skill opportunities for young children.
In 2017, North Carolina’s state lawmakers included $3.5 million in the first year and $7 million in the second year of the state budget for Smart Start to administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across North Carolina. Alamance Partnership for Children is currently providing this service to all children in Alamance County between the ages of birth to five years old
Each child registered will receive one free age-appropriate book in the mail per month until they reach their fifth birthday. There is no cost to the family.
For more information on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library or to enroll, please
contact Penny Scott at 336.513.0063 ext 103
Click HERE to go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library website!
The Reach Out and Read® program (ROR) was initially developed and tested in pediatric practices in Boston, Massachusetts. Pediatricians incorporate literacy awareness into health care for young children by educating parents that healthy development for their children goes beyond physical care and encompasses developmental and cognitive care as well.
At regularly scheduled well-child visits, doctors:
Age-appropriate books (provided by the Alamance Partnership for Children) are given to the children to take home. ROR is currently being administered at:
Reach Out and Read® serves 4.7 million children annually.
Click HERE to go to the Reach Out and Read website!
For more information the Reach Out and Read program, please contact Penny Scott at 336.513.0063 ext. 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.