Dolly Parton speaks on Imagination Library

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Arkansans flocked to the governor's palace ballroom to hear Dolly Parton, a recent Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Volunteers from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library joined the Arkansans in attendance.

Dolly was presented by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, with the crowd greeting her with standing ovation.

Hutchinson announced Dolly Parton Imagination Library Day in Arkansas after awarding her a certificate.

The governor even got a wonderful gift: a framed copy of Dolly's favorite children's book.

Dolly then interviewed our very own Craig O'Neill, giving the crowd a refresher course on how the Imagination Library works.

"We provide books to youngsters from birth till they start school. We signed the books and put them in the mailbox. They're ecstatic "Pardoned

"They normally get a family member to read with them, but I believe if you can read, you can self educate," she says.

"My Daddy inspired me to establish this program. We were poor, mountain people, and my father didn't get to go to school. Even if Daddy couldn't read or write, "said.

Craig and Dolly even discussed her travel to Arkansas.

It was to honor the library volunteers and the fact that there is an Imagination Library in every Arkansas county.

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