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Imagination Library: Six years and going strong in Sweet Home


May 26, 2021

TAMMY KEESECKER reads to her children, Hannah and Ben, from an Imagination Library book.

Six years ago a group of Rotarians from all four Rotary Clubs in Linn County meet with Greg Row, the head of the United Way of Linn County at that time.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss an early literacy program called the "Imagination Library," created by country music superstar Dolly Parton.

Parton was very aware of the value of learning to read at an early age. Her vision was to get quality, age appropriate literature into the hands of children at an early age.

To do this, she created the "Dolly Parton Imagination Library." This program mails a book a month to all registe...

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