Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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In the photo left to right: John Slipp, Rotary District 7810 Literacy Chair and Otis Smith, Houlton Rotary Literacy Chair.

On August 8th, John Slipp, Rotary District 7810 Literacy Chair, visited the Houlton Club to promote Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Educators continue to emphasize that reading with your preschool child is the single most important activity to prepare a child for school. But just recently, we’ve learned that a child simply living in a house with books readily at hand will be more prepared for a life of learning than a child with no books at home. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library ensures that in areas that adopt the program, no preschool child is without books. The program mails its participants a new book every month from birth to the their fifth birthday. Houlton Rotary is looking closely at how this program can fit into our community and surrounding areas. Otis Smith, Houlton Rotary’s Literacy Chair, is also looking at other avenues for promoting literacy in our community. Under his guidance the club will donate funds to Cary Library to support summer reading programs for over 100 youth participants.


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