Oh Dolly! 40,000 free children's books

Date: 26th August 2011
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

Scottish children have benefited from 40,092 books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, with even more set to follow.

Angela Constance met Dolly Parton last night in Glasgow to mark this important initiative, which sees Scotland's looked after children receive free books every month until they are five.

The Scottish Government has been working closely with Scottish Book Trust and The Dollywood Foundation to bring the singer's Imagination Library to Scotland.

Scottish Government funding will enable the Imagination Library to provide twelve free books every year for all 3,341 looked after children in Scotland.