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Dolly Parton has created an extraordinary program to introduce children to the love of reading. The Imagination Library concept was developed in her home county in the Appalachian region of east Tennessee and has gone global.

The Friends of the Hardin County Public Library is promoting a campaign to raise $10,000 locally to put books in the hands of local preschoolers. It has partnered with Central Kentucky Community Foundation to create an endowment and an anonymous benefactor promises to match local contributions.

This editorial reflects a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.

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