Dolly Parton brings her Imagination Library charity to Ireland

Dolly Parton, the country music legend and longtime philanthropist, is bringing her literacy charity for children to Ireland, the Irish Times reported Thursday. Parton announced that her Imagination Library, which mails free books to children each month from their birth until their fifth birthday,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency project to bring latest VR technology to 15 libraries

The latest augmented and virtual reality technology will be brought to 15 libraries across the country next summer, as part of a new project to help support libraries recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-25 11:42:41 UTC ]
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Growing Up in Ireland report reveals impact of library funding’s 2008 scrapping

In 2008, as the global financial crisis peaked and Ireland faced a long period of austerity, the government announced that the primary school library fund would be cut in its entirety. The €2.2m annual investment from the then-Department of Education & Science had been in place for 37 years;... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-10 10:30:52 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton to publish her first novel in 2022

The country music superstar has teamed up with the novelist James Patterson to write Run, Rose, Run, which will be published in MarchFirst globally successful entertainer, then heroic sponsor of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine, and now novelist … Dolly Parton seems determined to prove that there... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-08-11 16:27:28 UTC ]
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James Patterson and Dolly Parton team up to write novel

Author James Patterson and singer Dolly Parton have teamed up to write a novel about a young woman who comes to Nashville to pursue her music-making dreams.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-11 08:44:53 UTC ]
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‘Dolly Parton, Songteller’ is a gold mine of little-seen photos and personal anecdotes

Parton, with collaborator Robert K. Oermann, has penned an excellent new memoir-slash-song-primer. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-30 14:15:30 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton, fairy godmother of American literacy, is also the fairy godmother of American health.

We already love Dolly Parton, not just for her powerhouse songwriting and iconic hair but also for her championing of American literacy—her Imagination Library sends over 1 million free books per month (that’s one book every two seconds!) to children ages 0-5 in the United States, Canada, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-18 18:00:10 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton's first book of lyrics to Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a book from songwriter, musician, and country legend Dolly Parton, exploring her life and career through 175 of her best-loved songs. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-05 20:52:03 UTC ]
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Netflix's 'Heartstrings' trailer reimagines Dolly Parton songs as dramas

Netflix is turning eight Dolly Parton songs into an anthology series, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings. The first trailer arrived today, and it gives us a glimpse of the dramas based on iconic songs like "Two Doors Down," "JJ Sneed" -- and of course, "Jol... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-11-06 03:18:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: Bringing Gatekeepers Together

Across the country, educator nights are deepening ties for booksellers and teachers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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School pupils bring the fight for school libraries to Theresa May

A group of school pupils are to petition the prime minister to save school libraries arguing that "knowledge is not a privilege". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton's bedtime story could be CBeebies' greatest hit

The singer is the latest megastar to read a book at bedtime on CBeebies – and the show is drawing a whole new audience of grownups. So who is behind all the big name bookings?For years, the CBeebies Bedtime Story was a secret known only by parents of the very young. Every day, the final hour of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton launches nursery reading programme

US country singer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is launching Story Starters, a new volunteer-led programme designed to help nursery children become ready to read. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Vet Weise Brings Charlesbridge's Imagine Imprint Into Focus

After 20 years in publishing, Don Weise is working with Charlesbridge to rebrand and reimagine its adult imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton: "Always Keep Something Just For Yourself"

The country music legend talks about her new album, Pure & Simple, and why you should stick to your crazy ideas. The country music legend talks about her new album, Pure & Simple, and why you should stick to your crazy ideas.Dolly Parton has spent more than 50 years... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped

Proposals to reduce opening hours at 14 of the busiest libraries in Northern Ireland have been scrapped. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton to give books to children in Southwark

Country singer Dolly Parton is to support a scheme to provide free books for children born in Southwark this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Smith, Billy Ireland Library Plan New Ohio Comics Show

The new show, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, will launch with a two-day show in Columbus, Ohio in 2015 and transition to an annual four-day comics festival in Fall 2016. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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JukePop Wants To Bring Indie Titles To More Libraries

Finding authors from small presses might be getting easier.It's tough being an indie author. These writers lack the marketing resources of those working with big publishing houses, making it difficult to get their works on the shelves of bookstores and libraries. Readers, meanwhile, often have... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2014-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Reading Rainbow: Hachette to bring entire ebook catalog to public libraries

If you're still balking at the cost of download-to-own ebooks, and would rather stick to the tried-and-true library lending system, then this Hachette news is for you. Come next Wednesday, the entirety of Hachette's ebook catalog -- over 5,000 titles -- will be made available to nonprofit... Continue reading at Engadget

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