Tri-partnership expands literacy program in Australia

Past District Governor Juliet Riseley and Dolly Parton at Dolly Parton's Imagination Library launch in Australia
Dolly Parton and Past District Governor Juliet Riseley at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launch in Australia

By David Dotson, president of The Dollywood Foundation

On 11 February, leaders from Rotary, United Way, and The Dollywood Foundation gathered in Melbourne, Australia, to launch the country’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiative. The partners have set an aggressive goal to register 10,000 young children to the program before the end of the calendar year.

By working with local leaders, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides age appropriate reading materials to children from birth until age five.

Left to Right  Rotarian Carol Lowson; Rachel, United Way Australia; Rotarian Juliet Riseley; Dough Taylor, United Way Australia
Left to Right
Rotarian Carol Lowson; Rachel Roffey, United Way Australia; Rotarian Juliet Riseley; Dough Taylor, United Way Australia

Imagination Library, currently available in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and now Australia, helps children foster a passion for reading and learning from an early age. For more information, visit Imagination Library and read more about the launch in Australia.

Read our partnership fact sheet to learn more about our work with The Dollywood Foundation.

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