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Four-time Iditarod winner champions literacy

...fundraiser will support literacy efforts in Southeast Alaska, funding programs like the Born Learning initiative, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and UWSEAK's Literacy by Third Grade campaign. "Children who have trouble reading at grade...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-27/four-time-iditarod-winner-champions-lit
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/my-turn-alaska-early-learning-pipelin
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/ferries-timber-uas-added-back
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-30/imagination-library-meets-million-b
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-06/all-aboard-literacy
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-31/literacy-get-go
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-08/thank-you-family-nights
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-15/country-star-pam-tillis-perform-monday
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-18/making-youth-literacy-priority
Neighbors

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