In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.
Ada Regional United Way has partnered with East Central University to provide every child in Pontotoc County with one free book a month from birth through their 5th birthday. All you have to do is sign up and watch your kids eyes light up when they receive a book in the mail addressed directly to them.