1 Million Free Books for Kids
What is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?
It's a program started by Dolly Parton that provides free books to children from newborn until they turn 5 years of age - one book per child every month. In 2016, the number of books distributed around the world passed the 1 million mark.
Rotary International President, John Germ, a keen supporter of the program, sees it as one way to help reduce world poverty - and recognises a lot more needs to be done.
Since 2014, the Rotary Club of Bayswater has supported the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in The Basin.
With the generous support of the Bendigo Bank, in August 2016 the Club expanded the program to Bayswater.