Presentation of cheque for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Cork.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an international book-gifting programme that has seen over 150 million children’s books gifted to young children from birth up to 5 years since the programme’s inception in 1995. This international initiative was first introduced in the Republic of Ireland in early 2019 by The Childhood Development Initiative Tallaght making it the fifth country to adopt Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Registered children receive a book a month addressed to them, at no cost to the family. The books are hand-selected by the UK and Ireland Imagination Library Book Selection Committee. Each title is chosen to meet the growing needs of the child at the pivotal stages of development.