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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails FREE, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family's income. After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 200 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world.

Stratford is proud to offer this remarkable program to the young children of Stratford. Thank you to our major sponsors:

Milford Bank

Sikorsky Financial Credit Union

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Goodnight with Dolly

IMAGINATION LIBRARY BEDTIME STORIES WITH DOLLY PARTON

“Goodnight With Dolly” features Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. Dolly welcomes the viewers and introduces the title, author and illustrator. Snuggled in bed with her Imagination Library book, Dolly shares stories that are just right for this moment in time. The readings are a mixture of Dolly and the interior pages of the books. The books include “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long, “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney, “I Am a Rainbow” by Dolly Parton, “Pass It On” by Sophy Henn, “Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon” by Patty Lovell, “Violet the Pilot” by Steve Breen, “Max & The Tag-Along Moon” by Floyd Cooper, “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña, “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton, and of course, “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper.

To register:

ONLINE: imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/CTSTRATFORD/

Pick up a registration form at the Stratford Library, Sterling House, YMCA, Stratford Recreation, or Stratford Housing Authority