The Library That Dolly Built Film Screening

Exclusive Chicago Premiere
Thursday, April 2
Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport Ave.

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Open Books, in collaboration with The Music Box Theater, is proud to present the world premiere of The Library That Dolly Built, a feature-length documentary film which celebrates the history, impact, and future of America’s largest non-governmental children’s literacy program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  The film features the music of Dolly Parton and is narrated by actress/author, Danica McKellar.

Please join us on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm to learn about the history of the Imagination Library and Open Books’ partnership with the project ($15 per ticket).

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Open Books’ efforts to expand the Imagination Library to as many children who lack books at home as possible. 

Who:  Open Books

What:  The Library That Dolly Built (one-hour, feature-length documentary film; $15 per ticket)

When:  Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm; happy hour to follow in the Music Box’s Lounge & Garden bar

Where:  Music Box Theater / 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Why:  To support Open Books and to learn about the Imagination Library!

Open Books became the official Chicago affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in 2018.  Children (ages 0-5) enrolled in the Imagination Library receive one free, brand-new book each month, mailed directly to their home, until the age of 5.  Open Books works closely with a network of partners – residents, neighborhood leadership, and community organizations – to ensure that families whose children need books can get them and, in turn, build their very own home libraries.