Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes To Bath County

We have two remarkable individuals in studio with us today, Lori Hambrick and Hannah Woodzell. Lori, served as Bath County’s 2022 Christmas Mother, and Hannah, has been a dedicated representative of the Doris the L. Via Cancer Fund. They join us today to shed light on a cause that resonates deeply with Allegheny Mountain Radio: education, particularly early childhood education through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Founded by country music legend Dolly Parton in 1995, with a mission to instill a love for reading and promote literacy among preschool children. The program mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, regardless of their family’s income. Its impact has been felt globally, positively influencing early childhood literacy rates, school readiness, and fostering a love for reading.

Operating through partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and philanthropic groups, the Imagination Library has steadily expanded its reach over the years, welcoming new communities into its fold. Today, Lori and Hannah join us to talk about the Imagination Library. We had some technical difficulties that prevented us from recording the first minute of the interview. We apologize for the inconvenience. We ask that you like and share this on social media to help us reach more people like you.

( is the official website for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

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Danny Cardwell

Danny is the Station Coordinator for WCHG, and the host of our gospel and country hours on Wednesdays 10:00 am to noon. He and his wife Renee Cardwell live with a spoiled dog (Toddie) in Hot Springs. Danny is a Deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Hot Springs. He operates and is a site administrator and featured writer for the website He has been a frequent contributor to The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, All Politics Are Local, and Politics Done Right. Danny has tutored, lectured, and mentored at risk youth in churches, group homes, and inside the Virginia Department Corrections. He serves on the board of directors for Preservation Bath and chairs the Bath Community Hospital Patient Advisory board.

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