Dolly Parton book scheme is scrapped.
Byline: KAREN ROCKETT
A KIDS' reading scheme set up by country singer Dolly Parton is to be scrapped.
Doncaster Council said the project - started in the UK by the US star more than a decade ago - would end in September.
The scheme sends children under the age of five a free book each month.
An email to parents said the Dolly Parton Imagination Library would come to an end following a review of library services.
The council said it was a "difficult decision" after failing to find alternative funding arrangements.
Daniella Laffey, mum of a three-year-old daughter, has started a petition calling on the council to reverse the decision. "It feels like they're letting our children down," she said.
PROJECT ENDED Dolly