A reading initiative for children aged 0-5 operated by Dolly Parton’s charity, the Dollywood Foundation
Hastings-based charity Education Futures Trust (EFT) is delighted to announce a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – a unique book gifting programme that mails books to children each month at no cost to the family.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a reading initiative for children aged 0-5 operated by Dolly Parton’s charity, the Dollywood Foundation. It is a collection of high-quality, age-appropriate books for children aged from birth until the month they turn five. All children enrolled in the Imagination Library programme receive a free book in the post every month.
Carole Dixon, EFT CEO, commented, ‘All titles in the Imagination Library are published by Penguin Random House and carefully selected by a panel of experts in early childhood development and reading. Each title is allocated to a specific year group, ensuring the books are age appropriate. A child enrolled from birth will build their own home library of up to 60 books, with the first book containing a personalised message from Dolly Parton’.
Dolly Parton believes that if you can read, you can do anything, dream anything, and be anything!
Education Futures Trust is now working to raise the necessary funds to enable more families to benefit from the scheme. In the first instance, families attending the charity’s courses for children under 5 years will be offered the opportunity to become involved in this exciting project.