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It's a Fact

The Imagination Library is Evidence-Based -- What started out over 25 years ago as Dolly's desire to get books into children's homes in her home county in East Tennessee, has grown into a global book-gifting program that has mailed over 140,000,000 books and has over 1,600,000 children enrolled.  Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) mails more than 1.6-million brand new, high quality, age-appropriate books around the world every month.  These books are sent directly to children's homes from birth until five years of age.  BEGIN WITH BOOKS (BWB), the Charleston County affiliate for  DPIL, has 4,788 children receiving books, with 422,237 books having been delivered to 14,225 children since 2010.  In keeping with Dolly's vision, BWB aims to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families.  Dolly's goal is to get children excited about books and to inspire them to "Dream More, Learn More, Care More, and Be More" Child