Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Reach Out and Read focus on getting books into the hands of young children in Alamance County.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL)
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.
In 2017, North Carolina’s state lawmakers included funds in 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's Imagination Library or to enroll, please contact Michelle Howe at 336.513.0063 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach Out and Read
The Reach Out and Read® program (ROR) was created by pediatricians to incorporate literacy awareness into health care for young children.
At regularly scheduled well-child visits, doctors:
The Alamance Partnership for Children provides age-appropriate books for the pediatricians to distribute during well-child visits. ROR is currently being administered at:
Click HERE to go to the Reach Out and Read website!