Dolly’s Library comes to Isle of Wight

Published 3:41 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

The expansion of singer-songwriter Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library into Isle of Wight County kicked off on Feb. 18 with a celebration at The Smithfield Center, where children from Smithfield and surrounding areas received their first free book. Parton’s Imagination Library mails free, age-appropriate books each month to enrolled children from birth through age 5. Smithfield Foods sponsored the expansion in partnership with the DeGood Foundation, a 2017-founded nonprofit that’s working to expand Parton’s Imagination Library across Hampton Roads.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to note Harley Edwards is the son of Nichole Edwards of Smithfield. A photo of Harley had misidentified his gender.

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