Great news for young readers in Tri-Cities!

It's been announced that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is making a return to the Evergreen State.

Dolly Launched her Imagination Library in 1995.

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Dolly Parton Launches Her First UK 'Imagination Library' Scheme
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The program began by distributing books to children 5-years-old and younger to the impoverished Tennessee County, where Dolly grew up. Tennessee adopted the program statewide and since then, it's expanded to 5 countries.

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Washington is the 11th state in the U.S. to adopt the program statewide. There is one last step, Governor Inslee's signature.

“I am so excited to be working with Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal and United Ways of the Pacific Northwest to bring my Imagination Library to more children and families across Washington! Together we can inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime,” say’s Dolly Parton.

According to a press release:

“We’re thrilled to be able to expand literacy in Washington through this partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and UWPNW,” said State Superintendent Chris Reykdal. “We know the birth to five age range is a critically important time in reading development and expanding access to underserved areas across the state will help set up the next generation of readers for success.”

To enroll your child in the FREE program, click the button below.

Free books will be available for all Washington families. You can learn more about the program here.

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