The specially-designed library card to honor Dolly Parton features the tagline: “Reading gives you wings.”

Join the Imagination Library and Knox County Public Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday on Friday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Seven library locations will host free story time programs with crafts and cupcakes, and guests can help make Dolly Parton’s 8-foot-long birthday card.

The Knox County Imagination Library program will celebrate its own milestone as well: since 2005, the program has mailed out 2.5 million books to Knox County children under the age of 5.

Dolly Parton birthday celebrations will be held at:

  • Bearden, 100 Golfclub Road
  • Burlington, 4614 Asheville Highway
  • Cedar Bluff, 9045 Cross Park Drive
  • Fountain City, 5300 Stanton Road
  • Halls, 4518 E. Emory Road
  • Lawson McGhee, 500 W. Church Avenue
  • Powell, 330 W. Emory Road
Written by Sandra Clark
editor/CEO Powell community coordinator 865-661-8777