Win A VIP Place at Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Concert: Fund Audio, Braille, Print Books

Dolly Parton and her famous friends are readying a fundraising concert, “Pure and Simple,” that is set for Aug. 8-9 as part of Dollywood’s “Showcase of Stars” concert series.

Free VIP TIcket  The event commemorates 20 years of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library that includes audiobooks and books in braille for young readers who need alternatives to print. Parton's fellow recording artists and friends hope to raise more than $1 million to benefit the Imagination Library. Parton is giving away a VIP guest package and the winner could be you! 

Between now and May 1, fans can enter the Pure and Simple Sweepstakes to win a prize package comprised of: 

  • 4 VIP Passes to "Dolly: Pure and Simple" Concert
  • 4 Autographed Vinyl records of Dolly’s latest album, “Blue Smoke”
  • 4 Tickets to Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show plus a special VIP Dixie Stampede Gift Basket
  • 4 Autographed copies of Dolly’s book, “Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You”
  • 4 Tickets to Dollywood’s Splash Country Waterpark
  • 4 Tickets to Dollywood Theme Park
  • 3 Nights Accommodations at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
    *Subject to availability
  • $250 online shopping spree for Dolly Merchandise
  • 100-Book Library for all ages from Penguin Random House
*The prize package does not include travel to and from Pigeon Forge, TN, USA.

Random Drawing  From a random drawing, Parton will announce one winner on her website on May 3. Enter the contest here and view official sweepstakes rules.

Imagination Library  The Imagination Library is the premier early childhood book-gifting program in the world. Over 66 million books have been mailed to in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Currently over 830,000 specially selected, age-appropriate books are sent monthly to registered children from birth to age five to fulfill Parton's hope of instilling a lifelong love of reading, preparing youngsters for school, and inspiring big dreams for the future.

The program launched in 1995. Today the program continues to forge new partnerships and one message: Dream More, Learn More, Care More, Be More. Audio and Braille books were added in 2011 in a partnership with American Printing House for the Blind

AIM-VA  Alternatives to traditional books are essential for learners who have print disabilities. Students with  Individualized Education Program plans can be found eligible in every state for free accessible educational materials (AEM) under federal education and copyright laws. Participation entitles these learners to have the same materials as their peers delivered to their schools or through specialized online accounts so that students can access to the curriculum in meaningful ways. To find out more in Virginia, go to the AIM-VA homepage. In other states ask a special education teacher or school administrator about accessible learning materials under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 


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