Sources is aiming to expand its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)

Sources is aiming to expand its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)

Sources raising funds to expand child-literacy program

Dolly Parton Imagination Library program currently has nearly 150-child wait list

In an effort to promote child literacy in Surrey and White Rock – and reduce an ever-growing wait list for a popular initiative – Sources is raising funds to expand its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

The local chapter of the program currently serves about 500 children aged 0-4 in both cities, and Sources is aiming to grow that number in order to get nearly 150 youngster off the waiting list. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends a free monthly book to children and “is part of an international movement to educate and inspire children to love reading, learning and dreaming.”

The program costs $3.55 per month, per child.

“A little goes a long way, and we have quite a long way to go,” Tiffany Kwong, Sources’ manager of charitable partnerships and communications, told Peace Arch News in an email Thursday.

Sources is currently accepting donations to the program through a link on its Facebook page.

The fundraising campaign coincides with an upcoming documentary on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which is set to be broadcast Dec. 9 – exclusively on Facebook. Following the documentary (see trailer below), the popular country music artist will participate in a Q&A, and also play one of her songs.

For more information on Sources, visit https://www.sourcesbc.ca and to learn more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, visit https://imaginationlibrary.com/ca



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