Santa Fe County will get to wrap its hands around Dolly Parton.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, that is.

“United Way of Santa Fe County has partnered with Santa Fe County Community Services Department, to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to the children and families of Santa Fe County,” according to the county.

Parton founded the Imagination Library program in 1995 to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee.

“Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally,” according

Since the program began, Parton’s Imagination Library has provided more than 60 million books to children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

“The program provides a carefully selected book that arrives in the mailbox, each month from the day the child is born until he/she is five years old. Books are selected by a national panel of experts,” the county said.

To enroll in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, call (505) 216-2984.

By Daniel Chacon