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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-09-29

Duration: 00:06:06

Subjects: Early childhood education | Louisiana Public Broadcasting | Literacy


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Parton, Dolly Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee
  • White, Malinda Interviewee
  • Williams, Kayla Interviewee


This segment from the September 29, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the statewide launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children from birth to age five. LeBlanc reports that the Louisiana Educational Television Authority, the parent agency of LPB, will administer the program. She interviews: Governor John Bel Edwards; State Representative Malinda White, the sponsor of the bill establishing the statewide program; and Kayla Williams, the regional director for the Dollywood Foundation.