The Importance of Literacy: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Tamworth

We would like to thank Tamworth Regional Council for their visionary leadership to roll out the Imagination Library 5 years ago and Claire Galea for her hard work, passion and enthusiasm in undertaking her PhD research project on the impact of the Imagination Library in Tamworth. The next generation has a bright future – literacy skills have been positively impacted, connections between children, the significant adults in their life and the broader community have benefited.

A summary of the PhD research findings are summarised below.