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Imagination Library brings book to life in Abingdon

Published On: Apr 23 2013 05:05:41 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 23 2013 01:37:04 PM CDT
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ABINGDON, Va. -

There was a special performance at the Abingdon, Virginia Library Tuesday afternoon.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Penguin Players took center stage. The players choose a book from Dolly's Library and bring it to life.

Tuesday's book was called "One Cool Friend."  It's about a child becoming friends with a penguin he met at an aquarium. "They are so sweet.  They laugh and that's kind of why we are into it," says Chance Smith, with Dollywood.  "Their reactions that make you happy and they always want to come up and see the puppets.  It's a good experience."

The program is designed to encourage children to read and go to the library. The Imagination Library is now in three countries and is continuing to grow.