Where’s Dolly? Partnership for Children of the Foothills Introduces an Interactive Adventure for Children and Their Families
Throughout February, March and April, Partnership for Children of the Foothills will partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination library to connect children with books in a fun, engaging manner during its first “Where’s Dolly?” event.
On Monday, February 14, a life-size cardboard cut out of Dolly Parton will begin appearing across McDowell, Rutherford and Polk counties. Families are encouraged to find the Dolly cut out, take a photo, and then post the picture to Facebook and/or Instagram using the hash tags #FoundDolly and #PFCFoothills. Participants will receive a gift and a book.
The “Where’s Dolly” schedule is:
- McDowell County – February 14 through March 4
- Rutherford County – March 7 through March 25
- Polk County – March 28 through April 15
Families can find the weekly clues by liking the Partnership’s Facebook page and/or following on Instagram.
“The foundation for life-long learning begins at birth,” said Barry Gold, Executive Director at the Partnership for Children of the Foothills. “Events like ‘Where’s Dolly?’ help children become excited about reading and encourage families to add books and reading to their daily schedule.”
The Partnership’s collaboration with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library makes it easy for families to get a head start on and ignite a love of reading in their little ones. Through age five, children receive a free, age-appropriate book in the mail each month, so they can build their own library of high-quality books. As they develop a love of reading, research shows they also develop literacy skills that lead to academic and life-long success.
Partnership for Children of the Foothills believes in the power of reading and is responsible for administering Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties. Additionally, the organization is involved in the National Read Aloud 15 Minutes program, focused on educating parents, family members and others about the critical difference reading aloud just 15 minutes a day can make in the life of a child.
Join Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library mails a free age-appropriate book monthly to enrolled children ages 0-5. Do you live in McDowell, Polk or Rutherford Counties and have a child younger than 5? Register today and your child can receive a book in the mail each month until his/her fifth birthday!
Enrolling your child is easy! You can register your child electronically or call us and we will mail you a hard copy of the registration form to complete and return to us.