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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.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 7, 2019
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