Dolly's aid is shelved.
Byline: Karen Rockett
A FREE books for UK kids scheme set up by singer Dolly Parton is being axed by a council because of cuts.
Doncaster is accused of "letting children down" by ending the project, where under-fives are sent a free book each month.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library was set up in Britain in 2007.
But Labour-run Doncaster has told 12,000 families, some on a waiting list, that the scheme will end there in September.
It said it was a "difficult decision" after trying to find alternative funding.
A petition is urging the council to change its mind.
Diane Hudson, who signed it, said: "This scheme helps reading growth and aids parents who can barely afford to feed their kids, never mind buy books."
BOOKS: Star Dolly Parton