Imagination Library recognized in Reading Psychology

June 22, 2012
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Imagination Library recognized in academic journal, Reading Psychology, for "Increasing Parental Reading Through Book Distribution."

In 2012, an article based on Dolly’s Imagination Library initiative was included in the academic journal, Reading Psychology. The article, "The Imagination Library Program: Increasing Parental Reading Through Book Distribution" by Ridzi, Sylvia, & Singh, marks the first publication of empirical research assessing the impact of this international program in an academic, peer-reviewed journal.

A range of communities continued to join Dolly’s book gifting program in 2012: The United Ways of St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield (the 3 largest cities in Missouri); Ft. McMurray in Alberta joined becoming the largest program in Canada; and in the United Kingdom, a plan was established for ‘looked after children’ by 26 Local Authorities in Scotland.