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A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...children wielding books. Many of those parents spoke at hearings in favor of funding programs like Parents as Teachers and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Aurah Landau is one who made sure to show up. She and her husband have 3-year-old Zev...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska early learning pipeline

...interfering," programs like Parents As Teachers and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library coordinated by Best Beginnings...With 70 percent of Juneau children enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library since birth, each receiving a free...
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...Parents As Teachers, a support service for parents of young children funded by the state at $123,000 per year, and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a literacy program half funded by the state. Local donations pay for the other half, said Joy Lyon...
State | AK legislature
Imagination Library meets million book mark in Alaska

...tenth of Alaska recipients. The Dolly Parton Foundation program provides a free...60 books in total - begins with Dolly Parton's favorite "The Little Engine...program started out small, just in Dolly Parton's home county in Tennessee...
All aboard for literacy

...Children of Southeast Alaska to work out details about which neighborhoods to target. They view the program as similar to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that provides children from birth to 5 years old with new, age-appropriate books...
Slack Tide: Come with me if you want to live!

...outside. Better tank up at Grand Country Buffet, or, if you prefer a stage-show to accompany your gluttony, try Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. You'll need the energy to run from all the radioactive shark-infested tornados that cable television...
Literacy from the get-go

...learned of the program, a brainchild of country singer Dolly Parton, through her grandchildren."I signed them up for...Kindergarten, Here I Come!" A forward in the book, from Dolly Parton, offers final words of encouragement for participants...
Thank you from Family Nights

...helpful staff of the Juneau Public Library. Nearly 70 percent of Juneau children under age five are enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, receiving a free book in the mail every month along with invitations to special family events...
Country star Pam Tillis to perform Monday

...Dos Divas," released with Lorrie Morgan. She is also a songwriter whose songs have been covered by stars such as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.Tillis' Juneau show will be an acoustic performance of her biggest career hits...
Making youth literacy a priority

...Literacy: A Capital Idea." United Way also supports Dolly Parton's Imagination Library through a community impact grant. Singer Dolly Parton started this popular program in 1996. With the help of...


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