Throughout my lifetime—all three years of it—friends and family have been instrumental in helping me build my personal library, which, I must admit, is impressive. However, another source also provides me with lots and lots of entertaining and age-appropriate books. For this post, I’m breaking with my tradition of reviewing a specific book and, instead, am sharing information about my other source.
In 1996, Ms. Dolly Parton, a very famous and very generous lady from my own state of Tennessee, had a desire to help the children of her home state. She decided the best way to do that was by establishing the Imagination Library. I could explain the program and why Ms. Parton chose this particular way to help, but if you click on the links, the website and video will do a much better job.
|This is me surrounded by a few of the many books I've received from
When I was born, my parents signed me up, and to this date, Imagination Library has given me forty—yes, FORTY—books to add to my collection. By the time I’m five, that number will be sixty!
Now you’re probably saying, “That’s all well and good, Master Brooks, but what about children who aren’t from Tennessee?”
Well, the best thing about this program is that it was so successful it is now available all over the United States and even the world. The information for starting it in your state or community is provided on the website. Just think of the impact of every single child in the world starting out in life with his or her very own personal library. It staggers the imagination!
|This is me surrounded by my cars. If you're wondering
what this has to do with books, it was a deal I made with
Grammy Dee. I agreed to have my picture made with
my books, if she would take one of me with my cars.