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Imagination Library program going countywide

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is growing within Shelby County.

In 1995, Dolly Parton created the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Sevier County, Tennessee. The program provided high-quality books to children each month through the mail from birth through age five to encourage an early love of reading and learning. The books were provided at no cost to families no matter their income.

The program initially was only available to members of Sevier County but it grew rapidly. By 2000, the prog