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Literacy Cooperative thanks Dolly Parton for her 'Imagination Library' program, helping to educate 25,000 Cuyahoga County children each year

Parton's literacy program has impacted thousands of children across the United States and the world.
Credit: Romney Smith, 3News

CLEVELAND — In honor of Dolly Parton’s 75th birthday, Literacy Cooperative is thanking the music and literacy superstar for all her work in educating the youth of America. 

Parton's program, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL), sends free books to children from the time they are born, all the way through school-age. 

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Literacy Cooperative spoke with one family about how the Imagination Library has impacted them, and what it means to have been a part of this program. 

"The DPIL books are so rich and diverse. It is a great way for children to learn about different interests like travel, counting, and animals," said Caressa Joyce. 

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Literacy Cooperative told 3News that as of January 2021, there are more than 25,000 children in Cuyahoga County enrolled in the DPIL, with the opportunity to expand to as many as 50,000 in the coming years. 

Do you know someone who may be interested in the program? More information about the program and how to register can be found here

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