It truly is a Holly Dolly Christmas!
On December 9, Dolly Parton blessed us with an early holiday gift by hosting the world premiere of her new film, “The Library That Dolly Built” on Facebook Live. Thousands tuned-in to watch the new film, and see an acoustic performance by Dolly herself. To make it even better? Fans even got to interact with Dolly as she phoned-in to the Facebook Live call after the screening.
“The Library That Dolly Built” focuses on how Dolly Parton created Imagination Library, a book gifting program, which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year. Children in the program receive one book a month, from birth until when they begin school, regardless of income.
Imagination Library is just another reason why we cannot get enough of Dolly Parton! Each book is personalized with the recipient’s name on it. This personalization was Dolly’s idea, as she thought that the children would be excited to see mail with their name on it. How special is that?
Imagination Library began with Dolly’s favorite book, The Little Engine That Could. Since its start in 1995, Imagination Library has sent over 150 million books worldwide.
What started out as a small non-profit in Sevier County, Tennessee, Dolly’s hometown, has grown into one of the largest children’s literacy programs in the world. Imagination Library sends books worldwide from Ireland to Australia, and everywhere in between.
Dolly ended the live premiere with a message regarding the current pandemic. She urged fans to be cautious this holiday season. “We can’t be too safe, but we can be too sorry,” says Dolly.
Did you miss the screening? Don’t worry! Watch the new film, on Facebook, here.