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Dolly Parton Books A Date In D.C. To Donate Her 100 Millionth Book To Library Of Congress

Date February 26, 2018 14:53

A country singer, songwriter, actress, and businessperson, Dolly Parton, is a woman of many talents. And she keeps breaking the records! Not long ago, the iconic artist received not one but two Guinness World Records (just in time for her 72nd birthday).

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Yes, she can boast of more than 3 thousand compositions, numerous awards, and many film roles. But she’s more than that. Dolly is also a philanthropist and book lover. And when these two qualities are combined, something incredibly positive can happen.

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Marking charitable milestones

Almost 15 years ago, Parton launched a free book-gifting program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit children from different countries by sending them high-quality books. With each year, her library got bigger and bigger. And now, the legendary singer is set to donate her 100 millionth book to the Library of Congress.

On this note, she mentions that she doesn’t do politics; she’s neither a Democrat nor a Republican. But Dolly is going to visit Washington D.C. on February 27 to present the donation and read to local students. Unfortunately, the event is invite-only, so not everyone will get a chance to meet the Grammy Award winner.

On her Imagination Library

The performer earlier confessed that her dad’s illiteracy inspired her to start the program. At first, it was available only in the United States. By 2003, the 72-year-old had mailed more than 1 million books! A real success, isn’t it?

Since then, she has expanded the program to Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. And Dolly continues enriching the lives of kids everywhere.

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