Dolly Parton will dedicate her Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 10 a.m. Eastern.
On Feb. 27, Dolly Parton will join Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for a very special dedication of the Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress collection. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live on both YouTube and Facebook. Viewers can also expect to hear about an exciting collaboration between Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Library of Congress.
The Book Lady is all set for her trip to the nation’s capital. Of her many successes, awards and personal achievements, this day will be one Dolly will treasure forever alongside many of the people who help make the Imagination Library possible. The once small program inspired by Dolly’s father will now have its own place in the world’s largest library. Dolly said,
“I’m really looking forward to dedicating my Imagination Library’s 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress. It’s a big honor and one that I’m so very proud to share with the many special partners and local affiliates who have helped make this day possible. Together we can all Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More.”
Dignitaries, partners of the Imagination Library and many others will be on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. In addition to presenting the 100 Millionth Book, Dolly is expected to read a very special book to a group of local school children who will be part of the celebration.
100 Millionth Live Stream Event
100 Millionth Book Milestone
Since launching in 1996, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has celebrated many milestones. Some of which include mailing the 25 millionth book (2010), Best Practices award from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards (2014) and the 1 Million A Month Milestone (2016). The excitement around this next accomplishment has been building for months as the program prepares to mail it’s 100 millionth book. Reaching the 100 Millionth Book Milestone is a true testament to the dedication of many, many people who work to “put more books in the hands of more children.”
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