Dolly Parton, also known as the Book Lady, and Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, are both synonymous with inspiring a love of reading with children around the world. Read Across America Day is celebrated on Tuesday, March 2, in observance of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Today, the Imagination Library joins the nation in honoring the doctor of rhyme and his books that have been putting smiles on kids' faces since 1937.
Since launching in 1995, the Imagination Library has gifted more than 150 million free books to children in five countries, continuing Dolly’s mission to inspire a love of reading around the world. Read Across America Day is a great way to celebrate the cherished books that inspire everyone to dream more through daring adventures, far-off lands, beloved characters and epic journeys.
Watch this video to learn more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the amazing people who help put more books into the hands of more children.