The Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library will be celebrating Dolly Parton’s birthday. 

Seven library locations will be hosting story time programs for children on Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. There will be crafts and cupcakes. 

Children will be able to help make Parton an 8-foot-long birthday card. 

The Knox County Imagination Library program has mailed out 2.5 million books to children in the area under the age of 5 since 2005.

The library system will be offering a library card inspired by the singer featuring the tagline “Reading gives you wings.”


  • Bearden, 100 Golfclub Road
  • Burlington, 4614 Asheville Highway
  • Cedar Bluff, 9045 Cross Park Drive
  • Fountain City, 5300 Stanton Road
  • Halls, 4518 E. Emory Road
  • Lawson McGhee, 500 W. Church Avenue
  • Powell, 330 W. Emory Road