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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Hello, Dolly!

Dolly Parton smiles holding a book next to text that reads "Celebrate the Dreamer in You"

As a Community Partner, the Newport News Public Library is excited to announce that all Newport News children ages 0 – 5 are eligible to participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. As the world’s preeminent early childhood book-gifting program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails high quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five in partnership with The DeGood Foundation. Over the course of enrollment, a personal library of as many as 60 books is created, helping form the foundation of a child’s early reading experience. The goal is to establish the educational foundation for children to ensure their success in kindergarten and the remainder of their K-12 education. 

Registration is required. Paper applications are available at all Newport News Public Library branches. The paper applications may be submitted at the library branches or they may be mailed to: The DeGood Foundation, 11817 Canon Blvd Suite 402, Newport News, VA 23606. Families can also enroll their children online at The DeGood Foundation or the Imagination Library. For more information, call 926-1350 or any Newport News Library.

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