Join Dolly Parton on August 9 at 12 PM ET for a Livestream Broadcast Celebrating the Imagination Library in Ohio!

Aug 9, 2022 | Imagination Library, United States

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Ohio Statewide Celebration August 9

Watch as Dolly Parton performs live during a visit to Ohio’s 2022 Inaugural First Lady’s Luncheon, streaming live Aug. 9 at 12 PM ET.

On Tuesday, August 9, join Dolly Parton for a livestream broadcast as she visits Ohio’s 2022 Inaugural First Lady’s Luncheon for a statewide celebration of her Imagination Library!

Children whose parents enroll them in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio receive one, free book in the mail each month from birth through age five at no cost, creating a personal library of as many as 60 books that can help form the foundation of a child’s early reading experience.

Ohio Livestream Event at 12:00 PM EST

At 12:00 p.m. EST, tune in to watch Dolly as she joins Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine for a special conversation and brief musical performance to celebrate the success of the Imagination Library in Ohio. The special livestream broadcast will be available to watch simultaneously here on, and the Imagination Library Facebook page.

“It is an incredible honor to host Dolly Parton, and celebrate the success of her book gifting program here in Ohio,” said First Lady Fran DeWine. “Ohio’s Imagination Library is thriving, and we are truly blessed to have so many supporters of the program in every community across our great state. These books are changing the lives of so many children, and preparing them for kindergarten—and life!”

The 2022 Inaugural First Lady’s Luncheon supports Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, a passion of First Lady DeWine’s. The program was brought statewide to Ohio in 2019, under the guidance of First Lady DeWine. Today, 350,566 children are enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, which means 49% of eligible children between birth to age five years old are enrolled in the program.

Register a Child

We’re celebrating full statewide coverage of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the eligibility of every child under five to enroll in Ohio! Check Availability in your area and register a child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library today.