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First Books From Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Delivered To Pittsburgh Children

July 15, 2019 - 12:26 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The first books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are now in the hands over 1,400 Pittsburgh children.

The City of Pittsburgh announced their partnership with the foundation in February.

The Benter Foundation donated $250,000 to Pittsburgh to start a local branch of Parton’s library that will give preschoolers who are enrolled in the program an age-appropriate book every month from birth until the age of 5.

Books were sent to 1,402 children last week and another 400 will soon receive their books.

Each child receives “The Little Engine That Could” as their first because it was Parton’s favorite.

Dolly established the The Imagination Library in 1995, which handles the overhead costs, databases, a book selection committee and the monthly mailings.

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