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Dolly Parton’s Library Mailed 91,821,039 Free Books to Kids

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Dolly Parton, our favorite country singer and debutante, founded Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in 1995, as a way to get kids around the country reading. This month, they reached their usual goal (an exciting one!): They mailed out over a million books, about 92,000,000 being free.

What made Parton start the program? Apparently, the reason is very close to home: Her dad never learned how to read.

Every month, the organization mails out a million books to kids as a way to foster creativity and learning. Their Twitter is also littered with quotes from Parton that make you believe there is still kindness in the world:

This book is one of my personal favorites:

This is where PJ Library, a Jewish nonprofit that send free books to kids, got its inspiration.

What’s one of yours? Tell us in the comments below.

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