Thursday, June 30, 2011

USA Online Registration Form

Click the follow button to register your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sarfraz Manzoor's interview with Dolly Parton during Homecomin' 2011

Sarfraz Manzoor - Photo by SD Professionals
During Homecomin' 2011, Sarfraz Manzoor made the trip across the pond from the United Kingdom all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains area of East Tennessee just to grab an interview with Dolly Parton. His interview certainly covered a wide range of topics and could Mr. Manzoor possibly be becoming a Dolly fan?

We recommend that you take a few moments to read the well written article here:  Check out Sarfraz Manzoor's interview with Dolly Parton here

Monday, June 20, 2011

Doll Parton gives millions of kids opportunity to read - Reporter Allison Kroff - WVLT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - In true Dolly Parton spirit, it's a day of giving at the Imagination Playhouse. Not only did Dolly give millions of kids an opportunity to read, she received a first of its kind honor.
To help kickoff KidsFest, a packed house got a first look at the new show "Ladybug Girl."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vicki Lawrence brings star power to Power of the Purse by Christina Killion Valdez

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Vicki Lawrence is not a natural redhead. So she was surprised when her gynecologist made a comment about her hair color, she joked Tuesday during the Power of the Purse luncheon in Rochester.

But not as surprised as one of the few men in the audience was when the famous comedienne singled him out during her humorous, women-centric keynote speech.

"Is he OK?" she asked as the man turned shades of red and the audience roared with laughter.

The moment and the event illustrated the bond women share and the power they hold when they come together to support a cause.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Imagination Library Homecomin’ Hits Pigeon Forge

 By T. Duane Gordon,

Hundreds of community leaders from the U.S., Canada and U.K. involved in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library have converged this week in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to dream more, learn more, care more and be more at the biennial Homecomin’ conference supporting the entertainer’s early childhood literacy program.

Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday focus on topics that include best practices, research, service club partnerships, United Way involvement, social media usage, communication and child development. Representatives from local Imagination Library affiliates also share their successes, strategize over their struggles and celebrate the program that sends a book a month to more than 650,000 children under the age of 5.